A New Jersey resident went on to receive the shock of her life recently when she came across a deer in her backyard with an arrow through its head, the result of a fumbled attempt by a local hunter.
In an effort to summon help for the deer, 64 year old Susan Darrah went on to notify authorities as well as posting the disturbing image on her Facebook wall.
Told Darrah: ‘Want to know what sucks? THIS!’
‘Tried to capture him to no avail… he can eat, run and there’s no blood, less chance of infection. I just feel so bad for him.’
Since taking the photo the deer has yet to be brought to safety, that said Susan Darrah told she did not note that the deer was bleeding or appeared to be particularly frightened.
In reaching out to the town local paper of Boonton, NJ, Darrah went on to tell that many dear are attracted to her backyard and the adjoining fields thanks to a big nearby pear tree and surrounding Split Rock Reservoir.
Went on to tell Darrah: ‘I know a lot of hunters and I know that was nothing done intentionally,”
‘I’m sure if any hunter saw him, they would have been kind of enough to put him down.’
Upon speaking to a Fish and Wildlife representative, Susan Darrah followed their advice and put out a supply of corn for the deer, which appeared to be traveling in a herd with four others.
The state Division of Fish and Wildlife sent out a crew to the area looking for the deer, and spokesman Bob Considine told that the department would tranquilize the animal in the hopes of removing the arrow.
Susan Darrah has since been told to call the entity as soon as the deer reappeared in her back garden.
Susan Darrah’s efforts to help the dear have since been applauded on Facebook page after going on to post her photograph.
Susan Darrah has since gone on to post the following on her Facebook page: ‘I’ve been on “deer watch” since just before 5am. I have NJ Fish and Wildlife alerted.
‘I am also sure this was not done intentionally. Any hunters I know would have looked for this deer knowing they missed a clean shot. In addition to that, all the hunters I know, hunt for food.’
In the event the deer does not return, Susan Darrah has gone on to express that a thoughtful hunter can put the deer to rest.