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Message Number: 498 - Friday, September 15, 2017 20:38:49 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Patrick Joseph
City:  Northampton
State/ Province:  MA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Hi!

Thanks for this amazing website about the most AMAZING animal on earth!

Last year, I rented a house with a pond, and bonded so closely with a group (17) of Canada geese. Their "leader" was a BIG, beautiful canada goose hybrid (I suspect Canada goose X white fronted goose).

Because they were babies (they weren't honking yet, rather the softer juvenile sound) - i was able to bond with them and they let me hold them and hug them.

One day soon I'll compile all the videos I took of my time with those ANGELS and share it with the world. Thanks everyone!

Patrick.

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Message Number: 497 - Friday, August 25, 2017 12:41:20 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Ann Cordner
City:  Newington
State/ Province:  Connecticut
Country:  USA
Comments:

Hi,


I am very concerned about a lone Canada goose that has been sitting beside of my pond for about 6 weeks. He walks, swims and eats, however, I have not seen him fly. I am very worried about him, I am afraid if he doesn't fly away soon my condo association will have him destroyed.


I have contacted Animal Control and about 20 rescues and rehabbers. There is a vet about 4 miles away that will look at him, however, I don't know how to get there. I have also contacted PETA and sent them phots of the goose. Any information you can supply would be greatly appreciated.




Thank you.





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Message Number: 496 - Monday, August 21, 2017 09:39:13 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Anita Thomas
City:  South Bend
State/ Province:  Indiana
Country:  USA
Comments:

I have had the pleasure of watching a Momma Goose make her nest, hatch the eggs and watch the babies grow. They left for their fledge flight on friday 08/18/17. I sure do miss them, and really hate to see how they are unwelcomed in so many places. I pray they are in a safe location and look forward to seeing them again before they leave for the winter. I loved your story about ET.

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Message Number: 495 - Sunday, July 30, 2017 18:58:23 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Julie Robbs
City:  Hull
State/ Province:  Massachusetts
Country:  USA
Comments:

I love these beautiful birds, it's unfortunate that there are more sites or pages celebrating these beauties. There is so much negativity surrounding these birds that people don't give them a chance. I have been around MANY Canada geese, big and small, male and female, adults and babies, and I have NEVER, EVER been chased, bitten or attacked in any way. Yes they hiss but they know by now it takes more then hissing to scare me off. Some may be a bit hesitant of me, but that's ok because I don't want them to think that every human is good and loving just because I am. There is so much I want to know about these birds, but every site tells me the same limited information, and that's not enough. I want to know EVERYTHING about them, the good, the bad, the truth, the lies and everything else in between. I truly love Canada geese and want to do everything I can to protect them and educate the ignorant, and I thank you too for your love and devotion to these beautiful big birds when so many could care less.

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Message Number: 494 - Monday, July 24, 2017 12:58:02 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Bill Connelly
City:  Lynchburg
State/ Province:  Virginia
Country:  USA
Website URL (if any):  https://youtu.be/KHWRrrSjrCk
Comments:

Sorry to say this attempt to save a goose (Cackling or Canadian?), who I named Lucy, ended in her being taken by a wild animal (I assume). I am still in shock, having found her remains close to where I use to feed her. I am guessing a hawk got her in her reduced state of health, although she looked good when we released her.

Here's a youtube video story of my attempt: https://youtu.be/KHWRrrSjrCk

Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries didn't have room in their canoe for me, so I videoed it with my Canon. I had taken several cell phone and Canon videos and stills, to send to a local Animal Rescue to ask their advice. So, I incorporate them into Lucy's story. I didn't do this for the video. I did it for Lucy.

Fishing line was wrapped around her legs, probably since birth, according to a wildlife specialist who helped catch and detangle her for me. Her legs had literally grown around the strings. They also estimated she was this year's hatchling (gossling).

I regret to say, I had several within arms reach chances to catch her, but I was alone in my effort and afraid of her to some extent. I fed her until I came up with calling the Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries. On one occasion, she came up a rather steep embankment, using her wings as crutches, to reach the area where I was sitting behind a fence, tossing food towards the bank. I only wish I could have more than a memory of that brave move of hers; but I will cherish it forever. I also tried to throw a towel over her in an attempt to subdue her ... that is when she stopped talking to me altogether ... but I didn't give up on her.

Also wish I had insisted I take her for Vet Care in nearby Roanoke. But the "authorities" said otherwise.

I hope I did not do anything wrong while trying to help her. Perhaps being afraid and inexperienced were my main errors.

Our Dept of Parks and Recreation, having viewed the video, will be placing finshing line collection tubes in the area, and say they may make a small dedication placard recognizing Lucy. Something, I guess.

Still bewildered.

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Message Number: 493 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:50:36 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Rob Gunn
City:  Rosseau
State/ Province:  ON
Country:  Canada
Comments:

My geese are the race of giant Canada geese that have occupied the Great Lakes Region before Europeans arrived.

I have known them for five years, at least some of them, as hunting takes most of them and disrupts their family relations. They leave as soon as the gooslings can fly and make one final visit when fully grown as if to say goodbye. Their family relations are admirable, they mate for life, mother leads and brings the goosling to our lawn from the lake with daddy taking up the rear. He stands guard while mother and gooslings eat. He only gets a chance to eat when she puts her head up so one of them is always on guard. I feel sorry for them as they are so persecuted. This race of geese almost went extent about 80 years ago from hunting and only relatively recently made a come back. I could be fined for feeding them.

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Message Number: 492 - Monday, June 19, 2017 22:34:03 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Choo Choo Rosenbloom
City:  Winnipeg
State/ Province:  Manitoba
Country:  Canada
Website URL (if any):  www.lovecanadageese.com
Comments:

Dear Terri:

Thank you for sharing your story on our guestbook. We, too, are saddened to hear about the loss of the loyal gander and one of their goslings. We're very happy that they have a safe and loved place to live on your property.

Typically, female geese choose their nest sites and they typically choose the same nest site every year. I say, "typically," because I have seen a gander choose the nest site for his new mate but that is not usually the case. She may return to the same pond to nest next year, if she finds a new mate. Her gosling, if female, will likely also return to nest at your pond. If it is a male gosling, he will more likely follow his goose to a site of her choice.

It warms my heart to hear from folks like you who care about the geese as much as I do.

Choo

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Message Number: 491 - Monday, June 19, 2017 06:31:58 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Terrie Jarrett
City:  Mountain Rest
State/ Province:  SC
Country:  United States
Comments:

I have several questions about Canada Geese. We have had the same pair of geese for about 5 years now. This year they had two babies but unfortunately one of them was killed by a coyote which completely broke my heart. They had the babies on our pond but walked over to our neighbors pond which is much bigger. After one of the babies was killed they came back to our pond. I have enjoyed watching them take walks all over our property with their little one. The other night I think a coyote killed the male which has just about killed me. I love these geese so much we have fed them corn and cracked corn ever since they have been coming. My question is how can the mother watch the little baby and get sleep if she is by herself? Do you think she will ever return to our property after all the terrible things that have happened to her this year. I have often heard that the baby will return to where it was born, is this true? Any information you could give me would be so much appreciated. Terrie

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Message Number: 490 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 07:45:20 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Pati Tomsits
City:  Irvine
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Save our beautiful, innocent Canada Geese!!!

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Message Number: 489 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 07:37:16 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Randy Atlas
City:  Buffalo
State/ Province:  NY
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you, Choo, for having this great website and for all the wonderful work you do on behalf of Canada geese. We had a situation in one of our suburbs, Cheektowaga, some years ago and you were very helpful by suggesting some non-lethal solutions to the "problem" which was too much "goose poop" on a golf course. Unfortunately the powers-that-be in Cheektowaga listed to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the geese were rounded up and gassed. Supposedly Cheektowaga said they would go toward non-lethal methods of dealing with the geese, and it seems they may have done so because we haven't heard of any more complaints from animal lovers. Again, we thank you for everything you've done and are still doing. Also, kudos to you for implementing and maintaining your email list so many people can receive information about Canada geese issues across the country. I realized this isn't a Hall of Shame story but wanted to drop you a note of thanks.


Randy

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