Injured goose at alumni?
Has anyone else noticed the goose in the first pond area to the right when you enter? I noticed it a few weeks ago. It was all alone and it’s feathers were missing on its wing/ it seemed to be injured, although it was eating and moving around. I asked the kid who lives at the house to let his dad know because he works for fish and wildlife. I saw the goose again about a week ago, still hanging around the same area, still has a wing that looks like feathers have been stripped in one section.
Wondering, has anyone else noticed it or reported it? Who could I call or notify if the fish and wildlife guy didn’t seem to care (or maybe his son didn’t tell him?). Didn’t notice if it had a band, I’ll check next time.
You could try local animal control and maybe they could help or tell you who to call.
He’s been floating around there for quite a while. He seems to have no trouble finding food and I’ve seen him with other geese occasionally as well, they don’t appear to bully him. I always look for him when I’m walking there, I’m rather fond of him.
The man that lives there is a New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife employee and is well aware of it. It has been there for a bit.
Me too Kat, he seems ok, but I worry!
Thanks Greg, I know he works with F&W just wasn’t sure if he was aware.
that goose came right up to me - mouth open - asking for a handout I guess- looked pretty good despite wing - wondering if it should be taken to the Raptor Trust for care
I don’t think any resident should try to move an animal that’s already under the care of the fish and wildlife warden
His name is Gimli and I have a feeling if you try to move him you're gonna have a bad time. He seems perfectly happy where he is, why move him?
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