A wildlife rescue center said it received a Canada goose found with an arrow through its body at the same Huntington Beach park where two other birds displaying symptoms of an overdose were discovered the week before along with hundreds of discarded pills.
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center said Friday that animal-control officers found the goose at Carr Park at 16532 Springdale St.
The Huntington Beach-based nonprofit said the bird survived and its condition was stable. The center said it couldn’t provide further details because the case remained under investigation.
About two weeks ago, someone noticed hundreds of pills in the grass at Carr Park and called animal control after seeing a Canada goose in distress, according to the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center.
The center said it also treated a ring-billed gull that suffered loss of muscle control and other symptoms associated with ingesting medications.
“There were other birds that may have eaten some of the pills, but they were able to fly away,” the center said at the time.
Witnesses said they suspected the pills included heart medications, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills.
The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center said the birds were doing well after rescuers flushed out their systems with IV fluids.
Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.