KDPS investigating after raccoon shot with arrow

Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are investigating after a raccoon was found with an arrow through its ear and entangled in rope (Oct. 23, 2016/Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)
Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are investigating after a raccoon was found with an arrow through its ear and entangled in rope (Oct. 23, 2016/Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are investigating after a raccoon was shot with an arrow that is commonly used for hunting.

Officers were called to the 2300 block of Hazel Avenue Sunday after a resident found the raccoon under his deck. Officers say the arrow was made with carbon fiber. The raccoon became entangled in rope when it crawled under the deck.

Authorities say hunting and trapping is not allowed, per city ordinance, however citizens can humanely trap and release animals that are a nuisance or causing damage to property.

A photo of the raccoon after the arrow and rope were removed (Oct. 23, 2016/Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)
A photo of the raccoon after the arrow and rope were removed (Oct. 23, 2016/Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety)

Officers were able to safely untangle the rope and remove the arrow from the raccoon’s ear.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.