Arrow shaft removed from deer's face

Experts have removed part of an arrow from this deer's face in Marlboro.

Experts have removed part of an arrow from this deer's face in Marlboro. (9/1/15)

MARLBORO - Wildlife experts have removed part of an arrow from the face of a deer in Marlboro.

The arrow was protruding from the muzzle of the doe, which was seen frequently since last winter.

Officials attracted the deer using corn placed at a private property off Suffolk Way and tranquilized her with a dart gun. They were then able to snip off part of the arrow shaft.

A veterinarian at the scene recommended that they not take out the whole arrowhead because it posed a greater risk to the deer.

The deer was then released back into the wild with her fawn.

A similar situation happened to a deer in Morris County in 2013.

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