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Injured wild turkey rescued, treated at UC Davis Vet Hospital | Animal Lovers

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Injured wild turkey rescued, treated at UC Davis Vet Hospital
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DAVIS, CA - An injured turkey, who was shot by an arrow, was released back into the wild after UC Davis Veterinary doctors treated it.

The injured turkey was found in south Davis and captured by Department of Fish and Game Warden Patrick Foy and Wildlife Veterinarian Ben Gonzales.

The turkey was transported to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, where doctors determined the arrow penetrated the soft tissue in the tail, but missed vital organs.

Doctors removed the arrow tip then pulled it out of the bird. The turkey was given antibiotics and pain medication.

According to UC Davis spokesperson Pat Bailey, the turkey was shot before hunting season started and was shot with a target arrow, not a hunting arrow.

Both actions are illegal, Bailey said.

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