DENVER (CBS4/AP) — An impaled Canada goose that’s been evading rescuers for more than a month has been captured and treated.

The male goose with an arrow in its chest was caught Thursday in Denver by volunteers with the Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

The goose was given the name “Quill.”

“It’s the smartest goose I have ever met,” Gabriele Wielers with the Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center said. “He outsmarted everybody.”

The arrow was removed and the goose was given antibiotics. The veterinarian who treated the goose says it has been doing well since the surgery. The goose was released back to the outdoors on Saturday.

The goose was first spotted in Denver’s Washington Park on Feb. 12. A week later it was seen at Garland Park, where it was eventually captured. It has managed to avoid several attempts by Colorado Division of Wildlife officers to catch it.

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