TORONTO: A Canadian photographer has shared a photo of a deer with an arrow sticking out of its head in hopes of saving the animal amidst the bitter winter season, according to a media report on Friday.
According to the report in the Guardian newspaper, wildlife photographer Lee-Anne Carver found the whitetail buck, who she has named Carrot, in Kenora city, Ontario province. "It's been really tough to see."I've been photographing animals for years and there's something special about Carrot. He's unlike any deer I've ever met," Carver told the Guardian. According to the photographer, Carrot has been visiting her and her husband in their backyard. "He's very gentle and affectionate," she added.
But last week, Carver's husband noticed that Carrot was injured and upon inspection saw the arrow impaled on the animal's head.
"It was very disturbing to see. But he was still acting like his normal self," she told the Guardian.
Local officials have said that they would not euthanise the deer, but conservation officers and hunters have advised against removing the arrow as it might cause more injury and cause excessive bleeding. (IANS)