Wednesday, 27 May 2020
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Second heifer shot with arrow

Another heifer has been shot in the head with a crossbow bolt or arrow on a property outside Boonah less than a week after one was killed in a similar manner.

Geiger Road property owner, Sean Winks, believes the second heifer was probably shot sometime after he checked on his cattle on Thursday.

“It wasn’t a kill shot this time but it could have been,” Sean said.

“I’ve been checking on the cattle in the paddock every day since I lost the first one but I never expected this would happen again.

“This is very disturbing.”

The small black circle shows where the arrow penetrated.

Sean said he noticed a black spot on the white heifer’s face when he was up in the paddock on Friday.

“I only saw it from the distance. The spot didn’t look like much and the heifers kept walking away from me.

“Today I went up there with some hay so I could get a good look at them and I could see a black circle about the size of a five cent piece just below the white heifer’s its eye and near the centre of its head.

“I walked it down to the yard and put it in the crush so I could get a good look at it.”

Once he realised what it could be, he used his pliers to pull it out.

“She’d been walking round as if nothing was wrong but it hurt her a lot when I pulled out the six or seven inches of arrow.”

Again, Sean doesn’t know whether the young heifer broke the arrow off while trying to dislodge it or whether the shooter broke it off.

“What I do know is that there are some fresh tyre tracks leading into the paddock gate. Big, wide vehicle tracks which could have been made by a ute.”

The incident has again been reported to the Police and also to the RSPCA.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Boonah Police or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.