Someone in Peterborough shoots squirrels with arrows: police

Peterborough police have issued a public safety warning following “several disturbing incidents” in which squirrels were found with arrows in them.

In a news release issued Tuesday, police said officers over the past few weeks have responded to the area of ​​Western Avenue and Chamberlain Street where the spokes were found.

Most recently, police said officers responded to two calls in the area, one on Jan. 10 at 8 a.m. and one on Jan. 11 at the same time.

Police believe the weapon used in these incidents is a small compound bow and arrow similar to the one seen in the image below.


“Peterborough Police are reminding residents of the dangers of shooting a high-speed arrow in a residential area, including potential harm to a person or other animal, both of which could result in criminal charges,” police said.

Anyone encountering damaged wildlife should contact the Department of Natural Resources at 1-877-847-7667. Police are asking anyone with information in connection with their investigation to contact them or Crime Stoppers.


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