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Message Number: 416 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 16:25:35 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Bill Thompson
City:  Cobourg
State/ Province:  Intario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

The town of Cobourg Ontario has a ByLaw that bans the feeding of wildfowl even during extreme winter conditions, I agree and comply with non feeding in summer when natural food for them is not available ,butbwhen they're starving in winter conditions.

I was fined twice last winter for ignoring the bylaw and feeding the geese,seans and ducks whole corn to keep them alive.

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Message Number: 415 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 14:16:04 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Shannon Smith
City:  deux montagnes
State/ Province:  quebec
Country:  canada
Comments:

I started feeding my ducks and geese last year. I did a lot of research before because I would never want to jepordize or hurt them.There were many last summer at the beach then suddenly they were all gone. There were only 3 that I could always recognize. I founnd out that all the geese and ducks that dont migrate went to an area near rapids where the water nevver freezes. We went there and many ducks were there and my three geese were there.(2 had wing issues and the third was always with them. We visit our special babies every single day even at 32 below. Two new ones are there now, a little guy named Tiny and a big guy we named Beasto.The five of them are always together.One day on the mountain I was feedin the ducks and my husband called me. He said look whos there. Beasto had flown up and had landed at my feet. My husband said he was flying so fast he thought he would hit me then sudden,y dropped at my feet. He honked and i fed him, Wr love them so much and are compelled to visit every day. We had started last summer after my husbands son was killed and credits our guys with his recovery from grief . I can not tolerate hunting in any form and wish it were all made illegal I can,t wait for spring! Maybe some babies???

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Message Number: 414 - Friday, January 30, 2015 13:11:37 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  robert macioch
City:  levittown
State/ Province:  ny ny
Country:  usa
Comments:

many days have been spent harming fowl at my expense, i am turning a new leaf.....

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Message Number: 413 - Friday, January 16, 2015 07:04:22 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Dawn
City:  Niagara Area
State/ Province:  Ontario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting folks know that geese aren't sticking around an area because humans are feeding them! We have many, many flocks in this area who choose to over-winter and I can assure you that it's not because I or anyone else comes around every so often with cracked corn. Proof positive: We have been feeding an injured goose (we named him "Konglong"- Chinese for 'dinosaur', and very fitting) and his flock during the past fall. His primary flight feathers were severely damaged, so flight was out of the question for him until the moult. Rehabilitation agencies did not respond to us, so we knew that we were on our own. The area he was in freezes solid in the winter, and getting to an open-water space would require flight or-at best- a VERY long swim. His chances of making it through the winter in that frozen area were pretty slim. We figured that we could at least try to improve his chances by building up his food stores. His area is now frozen over and he hasn't been sighted for a few weeks. His flock and all signs of life are gone from that area. Long story short- I went this morning to drop off some cracked corn in the nearest open-water area, where hundreds of ducks and geese over-winter. Front and center, swimming amongst the masses, was our Konglong! Somehow, he had locomoted himself to the area. So, my point is- he and his flock did NOT stay in the area to freeze because I was bringing food. The natural survival instinct took over, and always will.

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Message Number: 412 - Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:54:32 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Benjamin McFarlane
City:  Fredericton
State/ Province:  NB
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Hi guys!

Just wanted to let you know I've been enjoying reading your Canada geese stories. I've been writing a short fiction with Canada Geese in it, and I was just taking a gander, haha, online for stories. Read about Frank and Hank. I can see how it would be easy to get caught up in observing these beautiful animals. As it happens, my girlfriend and I went for a walk today and sighted a flock of them coming down the St. John River (not typical this time of year).

Thank you for your wonderful resource and for sharing your stories.

Kind regards,

Benjamin

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Message Number: 411 - Monday, November 3, 2014 18:33:27 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Laura Ebbing
City:  Bigelow
State/ Province:  AR
Country:  USA
Comments:

SHAME ON ALL CITY OFFICIALS ESPECIALLY THE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND PARKS AND RECREATION.. PARKS ARE NOTHING WITHOUT THE BEAUTY OF WILDLIFE.

ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THE HUNTERS AND FISHERMAN-THE SPORT OF KILLING FOR RECREATION.

. THEY HAVE NO LOVE OR RESPECT FOR ANIMALS WHICH GOD GAVE TO US TO CARE FOR.

NO WAY ARE ANY OF THEM GOD FEARING CHRISTIANS AND THEY WILL PAY FOR THEIR CRUELTY WHEN THEY MEET THEIR MAKER.

I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR THE ANIMALS THAN THESE CRUEL HUMAN BEINGS

THEY LIE TO ALL CITIZENS SAYING THEY ARE" RELOCATING THE BIRDS TO A BETTER PLACE."

NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL AN INNOCENT ANIMAL UNLESS THEY ARE SUFFERING AND DYING.

I SPEND 1/2 OF MY DISABILITY BUYING THEM NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND CATCHING THE INJURED ONES (WHO ARE SLOWLY BEING AMPUTATED BY FISHING LINES).

THESE TWO WONDERFUL AND LOVING LOCAL VETINARIANS TREAT AND HEAL THE ANIMLS


( I CATCH) AND RELEASE THEM BACK INTO THE WILD.

I CAN SEE THE BABY DUCKS AND MANY GEESE DISAPPEARING FROM THE PARK EVERY DAY I GO.

I WILL BE SENDING THIS NOTE AND INFORMATION ABOUT CANADIAN GEESE TO THE LOCAL NEWS STATION.

THE SAD THING IS OUR STATE IS NOTORIOUS FOR HUNTING AND KILLING ANIMALS.

NO ONE IN THIS CITY HAS HELPED ME CATCH THESE INJURED DUCKS AND BIRDS WHO BOND WITH YOU AS SOON AS YOU HOLD THEM IN YOUR ARMS; THEY ARE INTELLIGENT AND KNOW WHEN YOU CATCH THEM THAT YOU ARE THEIR 'SAVIOR' FROM THE PAIN ANS ISOLATION THEY HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING.

AS A NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC NURSE, I DO KNOW THAT ANYONE WHO CAUSES PAIN AND SUFFERING TO A DEFENSELESS ANIMAL WILL DO THE SAME TO A DEFENSELESS CHILD.

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Message Number: 410 - Friday, October 24, 2014 10:05:00 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Coleman
State/ Province:  Washington
Country:  USA
Comments:

Maybe you can help. I have been looking for a novel about a Biologist studing geese that turns into a love story. The Bio falls in love with a First Nations woman. My Aunt in Canada told me about it a long time ago and I can not find a the name of it. I belive it is a Canadian book. Any ideas? Thanks, for the help.

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Message Number: 409 - Saturday, October 18, 2014 08:15:18 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Graves
City:  El Cerrito
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Update: I didn't want to stress this young goose last night by trying to capture it in the dark, but the outcome leaves me with regret. I didn't hear anything overnight but the young goose in my backyard didn't make it; the raccoons got it. I don't feed them, so they don't come into my yard every night, but because California is going through the worst drought in 10 years, I do leave out water for all the critters.

Since I am on a flyway, this experience will be the impetus for me to include the need for a "wildlife recovery area" in my garage as I work over the next year or so to clean it out/renovate it. I really appreciate the info on your website on what to feed the geese, and the links for how to capture them without a net, etc.

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Message Number: 408 - Friday, October 17, 2014 19:12:53 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  C Graves
City:  El Cerrito
State/ Province:  CA
Country:  USA
Comments:

Thank you for your tips on feeding the geese. I just spotted a young injured (foot injury) Canada Goose in my backyard (at dusk). I do not have a lawn but it was eating some small patches of grass-like weeds I hadn't pulled this summer. I know usually these geese set down with at least one companion when one is injured, but since he/she is alone, maybe it was separated from the flock by accident.

I put out some water, then did the websearch for diet info and found your site. I then put out some cracked corn I had. It hasn't seen the corn yet, but hopefully it will by the morning. I live in an older residential neighboorhood and there are raccoons in the area, so I have to hope the goose will be safe overnight. But I will check (quietly) for it tomorrow. My 40'x50' backyard is fenced to keep out neighborhood children and pets, with quite a bit of cover and some trees, so hopefully it will find a safe and quiet spot to stay until it recovers.

Regards,

C.

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Message Number: 407 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014 17:59:03 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Lisa and Robert Pilar
City:  Nashville
State/ Province:  Tennessee
Country:  USA
Comments:

My husband and I feed the Canadian Geese at several of the lakes here in Nashville. We have done several rescues, mostly because of careless fishers leaving fishing line laying around. We have a group that we have fed and cared for since they were very young. We have one that has Angels Wing, one that list a paddle because of fishing line, they both manage to get around, however the one without a paddle has been ostracized from the group and is alone most of the time. We have taken her under our wing ( lol) and make sure she gets food and attention which she seems to appriciate. We love all our babies.

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