Animal rescuers in Denver fear they are running out of time to save a wounded goose that was  shot with an arrow.

The animal, a Canada goose, has been spotted in Denver's Washington Park with an arrow through its chest and activists think the injury might be starting to take its toll, KDVR.com reports.

"We can tell an infection is starting to set in because he's not as hungry," said Linda Neely of Wild Bird Rehabilitation.  "We have to be especially careful with this one because if you try anything like a big, heavy blanket or tarp, it could actually move the position of that arrow."

No one has reported witnessing the incident at the park, but wildlife officials think the goose has a good chance to survive if they get it to a veterinarian soon.

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