RSPCA are appealing for information after a goose was shot through the head with a crossbow bolt - and survived.
The wild bird was found on Moseley New Pool in Birmingham by a passer-by on Saturday (5 Nov).
Inspectors rushed it to RSPCA Birmingham Animal Hospital for emergency treatment.
RSPCA Inspector Boris Lasserre said:
This poor bird was the victim of a mindless cruelty. It beggars belief that someone would get enjoyment out of doing something like this.