Deer Left With Arrows Through Its Neck, Face Spark Police Investigation

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One of the deer discovered by an Oregon State Police officer had an arrow through its head

A state trooper in OR made a "very rare and unusual" find last week - two deer still alive despite arrows protruding from their bodies, including one to the head, authorities said.

27, OR state police found two deer alive despite arrows protruding from their bodies-one with an arrow through its head and the other in its neck. Yes, you read it right, it is a live deer roaming around with arrows stuck in them.

Police say the arrows aren't a kind used in hunting, and as the Washington Post puts it, someone is "either an exceptionally awful shot or intentionally maiming wild deer with arrows".

After a donation by the Oregon Hunters Association, a $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the attackers.

Deer are considered fair game in OR during certain seasons, with the use of a sanctioned weapon.

'We've been unable to capture the deer to [tranquilize the animals and] remove the arrows, ' Raiser said. "Those are not hunting type arrows", he said. There may be another deer that also has an arrow stuck in it, according to an agency news release. The injuries to the deer did not appear to be life threatening.

"Considering the situation, they're still able to get around and survive at this point", Raiser said.

An investigation is underway after at least two living deer were found walking around with arrows protruding from their upper bodies.

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