June 17, 2010 / Brooklyn news / Meadows of Shame

Park goose shot with bow and arrow — and we have the pictures!

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The macabre mystery of Prospect Park continues!

Some sadistic creep has shot a goose through the neck with an arrow — and the wounded waterfowl is still at large and thought to be wandering around Prospect Park like a feathery Rasputin.

In the latest incident in a spring of bizarre animal butchery inside Brooklyn’s central park, two parkgoers came upon the animal yesterday during one of their daily walks.

“It looked like the goose had a pen jammed through its neck!” said Ed Bahlman, a regular. “Park [officials] and Urban Park Rangers came out and said it was more like a dart!”

Four inches of the arrow had gone through the bird’s neck — and come out the other side!

Tupper Thomas, the president of the Prospect Park Alliance, said officials had mobilized, including police.

“It is very disconcerting that someone had a bow and arrow in the park. The cops are very concerned about it,” said Thomas, adding, “This had to have happened at night.”

According to Thomas, the goose has yet to be retrieved, as numerous efforts by park rangers to capture the frightened creature were to no avail. It is unclear whether a bow and arrow or crossbow was used in the attempted animal assassination.

“I was out there looking for it this morning,” said Thomas. “The goose could have flown to another location. We’re all concerned.”

This is only the latest stunning occurrence at Prospect Park Lake. The wave of bizarre happenings began with the appearance of disgusting chicken heads and animal entrails. Then, injured ducks and dead animals began appearing along the lake’s edge. More recently, John Boy, a beloved swan, died in a spate of alleged swan-on-swan violence. And just last month, Bahlman and his companion Anne-Katrin Titze discovered turtle traps set in the water.

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Reader Feedback

Jamie from Flatbush says:
There should be a controlled bowhunt of the geese in the park next fall or winter, in time for Christmas dinner.
June 17, 2010, 10:09 am
Rocky says:
Those geese are cooked.
June 17, 2010, 10:12 am
Big T from C Gardens says:
It's entirely possible that goose flew from elsewhere with that in it's neck.
June 17, 2010, 1:10 pm
f from ps says:
It's entirely possible that an illegal undocumented immigrant shot the goose -- just like he hunts them in his homeland
June 18, 2010, 1:12 am
Big T from C Gardens says:
Yeah f from ps! we really gotta get those damn Canadians outta here!
June 18, 2010, 8:42 am

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