Wounded burro evades capture in Southern California
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wild burro that was shot in the head with an arrow has eluded capture by rescuers in Southern California despite being struck with tranquilizer darts and a pursuit by a wrangler on horseback.
The arrow that was lodged beneath the donkey’s right ear since Saturday had fallen out when animal services officials last saw the donkey Wednesday in the rural Reche Canyon area east of Los Angeles.
Officials suspended their search Thursday morning but the animal rescue organization DonkeyLand continued to look for the burro.
The organization says it is unclear whether there are pieces of the arrow left in the donkey.
Authorities say the animal may have been wounded at night or when it was in hills with no witnesses around.
A $1,000 reward is being offered.