October 17, 2007
Lucy, Goosey & Canada
A couple of days ago I posted a picture of one of these geese. Lucy & Goosey were apparently abandoned at an area park more than a year ago. Canada lost part of his wing which has since healed, but grounded him. The three seem to have bonded and spend their days together foraging for food. Other park goers noted that they wintered together last year and some folks give them bits of bread and stuff. Our local wild life rehab center gave me two big bags of shelled corn so that I can feed them every couple of days and help them through the winter. People just don't realize that when you turn out a domestic animal, it doesn't know how to survive. These two are extremely lucky to have lived this long. You can't really tell unless you are a bird person, but these geese are very thin. Perhaps the corn will help fatten them up so that they can survive another winter.
October 16, 2007
"Squirrel proof? HA! We laugh in your face!"
October 15, 2007
We normally just see Canada Geese in Ohio. But today I caught sight of a pair of these mystery geese. They were hanging out with a lone Canada Goose making threatening hissing noises at my car. We tossed them some guinea pig pellets while we made our escape. OK, we never left the car, but I'm telling you, these guys were big!
Additional note: I have found out that these mystery geese are a pair of domestic Dewlap Toulouse geese that someone apparently dumped at a public resevoir. The poor things won't make it through the winter without help.