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Oregon Mystery: How 2 Deer Ended Up Like This

Police haven't been able to get close enough to tranquilize the animals
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2018 7:22 AM CDT
In Oregon, 2 Live Deer With Arrows Shot Through Them
This Saturday, April 28, 2018, photo released by the Oregon State Police shows one of two deer in southern Oregon, who were found with arrows caught shot through their bodies.   (Rose Ann Eschmann/Oregon State Police via AP)

(Newser) – It's tough to get within about 90 feet of a wild deer, and that's proving problematic in Oregon. That's because state police there say they've discovered two deer who are alive but have arrows shot through them, but authorities have thus far been unable to get close enough to tranquilize the animals and remove the arrows, reports the Oregonian. The animals were discovered Friday—one with an arrow through the head, the other with one through the body near the neck—in the Shady Cove area of southwestern Oregon.

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Police say the arrows aren't a kind used in hunting, and as the Washington Post puts it, someone is "either an exceptionally terrible shot or intentionally maiming wild deer with arrows." A $2,000 reward is being offered for information that results in an arrest; tipsters can call 1-800-452-7888. (Read more deer stories.)

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