Watch as the mallard is released back into the water!
A mallard was found with a crossbow bolt lodged through his body.
The bolt had missed it's vital organs by millimetres.
It was rescued by the Whitchurch Silk Mill team and Swan Support and the operation to save his life went well. The bolt was removed safely without damaging his organs.
He has now been returned to his flock.
The crime has been reporter to police and are keen to speak to anyone with information.