A few turkeys were walking around the side yard of campus yesterday so I walked outside to take some photos of them. Imagine my horror when I realized that one had a long arrow straight through its body! While it seemed to walking fine and keeping up with its friends, it was totally heartbreaking to see. I can only imagine the pain and discomfort the arrow must be causing.
I made a phone call to Beverly Animal Control who told me to call Fish and Wildlife who told me to call Boston Wildlife Rescue. They asked for photos and asked for us to keep an eye out to see if the turkey is able to roost at night and whether or not it looks like it is eating, etc. Hopefully they will come find it this week to see if there is anything they can do.