Cobden police are appealing for information after a bird was found with a large arrow through its neck and chest near a barbecue area on Sunday.
Police were called to the lake barbecue area off Shenfield Street, Cobden at about 3.00pm after receiving multiple reports a bird had been shot with an arrow and was stumbling around.
Upon arriving, officers found the Ibis was still able to fly and flew across the lake when approached.
Contact was made with Wildlife Victoria who would send a member to the area throughout the week to try and locate the injured bird.
The arrow - believed to be from a compound bow - had since been located after dropping out from the bird.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact senior constable Rachel Wass at the Cobden police station on 55951550.
It's the second time a bird has been found shot with an arrow in the south-west region this month after a baby magpie was found similarly attacked in Crawley Street on December 3.
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