HAPPILY, this young magpie is recovering after a 20cm-long homemade arrow was removed by staff at the Byron Bay Vet Clinic on Monday.
A Binna Burra family first noticed the bird's plight three weeks before managing to catch it .
It has since been passed on to a WIRES volunteer, and staff at the vet clinic are hopeful it will make a full recovery and be returned to its magpie family.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Norman at the National Parks and Wildlife Service on 66209300.
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