A Canada geese walked on soccer field in Middleton, Wisconsin, for days. The flock of geese had vanished, and winter was approaching. Residents in Middleton observed the lonely bird pacing the grass and were concerned that the goose might perish if left alone.
Residents ultimately began to seek aid from the Dane County Humane Society’s Wildlife Center.
On a Facebook post, the wildlife center had this to say: “We received multiple calls from various neighborhood people who were concerned about the impending freezing weather. This goose certainly has a large community behind it!”
Following the rescue of the goose by wildlife professionals, one neighbor posted a notice informing the public that their cherished pet was finally in excellent hands. Thank fortunate, since a blizzard was on its way.
The goose no longer had to worry about living alone in the warmth and safety of the wildlife center. But there was one huge issue on everyone’s mind: where was the geese flock? And why had this goose been abandoned?
One thing rescuers were certain of was that their newest patient was a riot. It didn’t take long for the naughty goose to gain a clever moniker.
The center also noted in another Facebook post: “We immediately discovered this goose was a snarky one, according to its distinctive choice of spots to spend time in our waterfowl area. Even though we don’t name our patients, it had gained a ridiculous moniker… our employees dubbed them ‘the garbage geese.'”
Rescuers immediately began evaluating the geese for injuries. They discovered the reason for their sarcastic friend’s confinement after a thorough examination: the energetic bird had suffered a wing damage.
In an interview, a senior rehabilitator at the institution, Sarah Karls had this to say: “Because there were no evident indicators of harm to this goose, this goose required tests such as diagnostics and X-rays, which only professionals such as wildlife rehabilitators could conduct. X-rays revealed that a section of the humerus bone on the right wing, known as the deltoid crest, had been shattered.”
Wildlife rehabilitators can give this goose all the care it needs to rehabilitate and eventually return to the wild now that they know what’s wrong.
Karls also went on to add: “As soon as it is medically appropriate — and to reduce stress and the length of stay in captivity — the geese will be moved to a species-specific outdoor habitat to recondition and build up their muscles for flight. Our objective is to return healthy animals to their native habitats. We hope that this geese will recover completely and be released this spring, depending on their health and the weather in Wisconsin.”
The initial flock of geese may be far away. However, it is evident that this goose has attracted a new flock of supporting community members and wildlife professionals, which has made all the difference.