Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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Mallard duck shot through neck with arrow but survives, NBPD seeking culprit

Last Saturday, Newport Beach Police received a call reporting an injured mallard duck with an arrow through his neck swimming around a lake in Newport Beach. The next day, the Costa Mesa Police Department responded to a call concerning the same duck, who was now in Costa Mesa, just a half-mile away from the Newport Beach lake. Their officers were able to catch him and take him to the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center. 

Mallard duck shot SNN 3.31

Courtesy of NBPD

The duck is being held and the arrow can be seen protruding from its neck

The arrow was removed and the mallard is receiving veterinary care.

The NBPD is investigating this incident as a case of animal cruelty and unlawful hunting. Anyone with information about this case, or who can identify those responsible, is asked to contact NBPD Animal Control Officer Nick Ott at 949.644.3688, ext. 2716, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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