By Ioanna Makris
Updated 5:15 pm, Monday, February 11, 2013
|A Great White Egret was found Monday morning with|
an arrow protruding from its body.
Photo: Beaumont Animal Services
A white bird was found in a residential neighborhood Monday morning with an arrow protruding from its body.
A Great Egret was hit by an arrow commonly used for target practice in archery and was traveling from yard to yard at 695 Belvedere Dr., a Beaumont Animal Services press release states.
The bird was taken to Beaumont West Animal Care where the arrow was removed. X-rays will be completed to determine if surgery is needed, the release states.
Great Egrets are protected under the Texas Parks and Wildlife Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. The release states one must have a federal permit to kill the bird.
Anyone with information regarding the bird is asked to call (409) 838-3304.