New Jersey Wildlife Officials Searching For Deer With Arrow In Its Head

New Jersey wildlife officials are looking for a deer that survived being shot in the head with an arrow.

As seen in the above image (click to enlarge), the deer showed up around noon Friday in the Rockaway Township backyard of Susan Darrah, who photographed the animal from several feet away while it stood behind her home. The animal was traveling with several other deer at the time.

Darrah, 64, posted the photo to her Facebook page Friday with the caption, “Want to know what sucks? THIS!! Tried to capture him to no avail…..he can eat, run and there's no blood, less chance of infection. I just feel so bad for him...” Two other photos snapped by Darrah--who uses a Nikon Coolpix--can be seen here and here.

Darrah told TSG that the deer returned to her property late-Friday afternoon, then again Saturday morning and afternoon. Darrah said that she has left corn and pear pieces in an attempt to lure the animal back so that she can summon New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife workers to try and tranquilize the animal for treatment.

New Jersey bow hunting season opened recently. In a Facebook post, Darrah said she believes that, “this was not done intentionally. any hunters i know would have looked for this deer knowing they missed a clean shot.”