Raccoon shot with arrow

Posted at 6:49 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 06:49:34-04
Shaft of arrow can be seen from raccoon to bottom of picture (KPSD)

Shaft of arrow can be seen from raccoon to bottom of picture (KPSD)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A raccoon was found under the deck of a home with a hunter’s arrow in its head, says the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department. Officers were able to remove the arrow from the base of the animal’s right ear.

Officers were called to a home on Hazel Avenue near Laird Avenue and were told the raccoon was under the deck. They found the raccoon not only shot with a carbon fiber arrow but entangled in some rope that was under the deck.

The officers were able to safely disentangle the animal and remove the arrow. Its condition was not described by KPSD, but a photo of the raccoon afterward shows it seemed to be fine.

Carbon fiber arrows are commonly used in hunting.

Hunting or trapping of wildlife is illegal within Kalamazoo city limits, with some allowances for trapping and releasing of animals causing damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact KPSD at 269-337-8994 or leave an anonymous tip with Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

Raccoon after arrow was removed. (KPSD)

Raccoon after arrow was removed. (KPSD)