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A good news article about how I have helped those in the
Thanks of course go to Susan Grexston who called me about the Canadian Goose
that had frozen to the rocks on the Port Credit Harbour breakwater stones.
Before I got there, another "helpful" fellow came by and just pulled the goose
off the rocks, leaving a bloody mess of feathers stuck to stone and dump it into
the water. It swam out to the bit of ice shown in the following pictures
and hunkered down to most likely die. What the pictures does not show is
how bloodily cold and windy it was that day, I was very under dressed and
The next three pictures were taken by Sue of
one of my more "not too smart things I do to help others". Very risky
going to end of dock (covered in goose poop), alone, on a bitterly cold winter
day and reach out with a large net to try and save a full grown Canadian goose
on thin ice over freezing water - lot could go wrong. Luckily, nothing
did. This goose was not expected to live, it was in such shape when we got
it to the Animal Rescue centre at Downsview Airport. It was later
delivered for recovery near the Toronto Zoo where we picked it up. The
last line of the Mississauga News article is a shot at those who try to help the
geese, as the City has taken the side of people who just hate sharing this world
The ban number on its leg was sent off to see what info there
was about this goose and a Certificate of Appreciation from the
Canadian Wildlife Service and US Geological Survey was sent to me - posted
below. There was little doubt that this Canadian Goose was a male, when
went to pick it up, it was standing tall and proud on the highest point in the
enclosure and wasted no chance to peck at us. If you come across a banned
bird send off the ban number to Canadian Wildlife Service and/or US Geological
Survey, Biological Resource Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Centre, Bird
Banding Laboratory, 12100 Beech Forest Rd., Laurel, MD 20708-4037.
A oily Canadian Goose rescue.
Before the above risky rescue there was the oily goose
rescue. It was the area of the Lakefront Promenade Park/Marina & Port
Credit Yacht Club, it had become fouled with oil somehow and boy can them
Geese can run! Took a bit to catch after first seeing it and a small crew
but it got delivered those who knew how to it cleaned up. Later I picked
it up and let go in the same park. Likely a female, at first not even want
to leave the box.
Risky Winter Rescue
Certificate of Appreciation
from the Canadian Wildlife Service and US Geological Survey.
oily Canadian Goose rescue
The catching - Before.
The release - Please leave the box.
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