A swan was left bleeding heavily after somebody shot her with a 17-inch long crossbow in Birmingham.
A member of the public saw the swan struggling with something in her wing in Babbs Mill Lake, Kingshurst, on Tuesday (1st Oct) and reported the matter.
David Williams from the RSPCA was called to the scene and managed to safely capture the bird.
He rushed the swan to the Newbrook Animal Centre in Birmingham where veterinary staff were able to remove the arrow and treat the wound.
The swan was responding well to pain relief and is now in the care of Wychbold Swan Rescue Centre in Droitwich where staff said today she is doing well.