A pigeon has been found impaled with large spike thought to have been a home-made blow dart on the Isle of Man.
The bird survived after it was found by a passer-by with the spike embedded in its wing in Pulrose, Douglas, on Sunday.
Manx Wild Bird Aid said the pigeon was “traumatised” but “doing well”.
The Manx Wildlife Trust said it was “saddened” by the incident while police said killing or injuring birds was a criminal offence.
A spokesman for the Isle of Man Constabulary said possession of a blow pipe in a public place was also illegal.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers.