Police Seek Information on Crossbow Attacks Targeting Geese
Naperville Police Department looking for more information about two incidents in which Canadian geese were injured by arrows in Naperville.
The Naperville Police Department is seeking information regarding incidents in which two Canadian geese were shot with crossbow arrows.
The first incident occurred Feb. 23 when Naperville Animal Control received a report that a Canadian goose was shot with an arrow near Century Farms Park. It was later treated for non-life threatening injuries by the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.
More recently, on May 7, another goose was also shot with an arrow and found by Chicago Bird Collision Monitors on May 12. Once the group examined the goose, they found the arrow had penetrated the wing and body of the animal.
The goose was subsequently euthanized due to the injuries sustained from the arrow attack.
It's believed that both geese were shot with similar arrows, according to the Naperville Police Department. The incidents apparently occurred at or near Century Farms Park as police said the deceased goose would not have been able to fly with the injury sustained by the arrow.
Police are reminding residents that hunting or trapping of any game animals is prohibited under city ordinance.
Canadian geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to harm or injure a goose and damage or move its eggs and nest, without a federal permit. Not complying with the act can result in fines ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.00.