The authorities from Riverside County Animal Services in California received a phone call to go and pick up an injured opossum on Friday morning. When the responding officer got the news that the opossum was shot with 2 arrows, he expected to pick up a dead opossum, but that didn’t turn out to be the case.
“Shockingly enough, the animal was still alive, so the officer brought it to the shelter clinic right away,” explains John Walsh, of Riverside County Animal Services.
The opossum was shot with 2 arrows, one pierced his face and the other in his body. Although the injuries seemed were deadly, the opossum was not ready to give up his fight for life.
“The animal was very alert and you could tell it was trying to remove the arrows itself. The opossum was grabbing the arrow on its side. What a horrible thing to do to an animal,’ said Sgt. Cynthia Lee.
The animal underwent an emergency surgery to remove the arrow. Luckily, the X-rays showed no internal injuries.
“You will be shocked to discover that only some lung tissue was damaged. The vet had to remove the left eye, but he says he is very optimistic that this despicable act will not cause the animal to expire,” said Walsh.
The opossum is now alive and well and he even got a name- Robin.
Credit: The Dodo