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    Injured Canada goose - What are my options?

    I just had a Canada goose waddle by the window headed downhill toward my neighbor's beach front house. It's right wing is obviously injured although it seems to be able to keep it up next to it's body. No other geese in the area right now although they are often around here since I am surrounded by a lot of water.

    Do you have any suggestions? Options? I don't want chase it and make it worse. Putting it 'out of its misery' is not an option either. This is a crowded neighborhood; no shooting.

    Ideas? Options?

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    Thats how them b*tch's R getbent's Avatar
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    DNR maybe?

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    Had one like that when I was a teenager. End result was I chased it down (not hard when they are injured) and caught it and my uncle wrung its neck. Ate it for Christmas dinner. No shooting involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitchicken View Post
    I just had a Canada goose waddle by the window headed downhill toward my neighbor's beach front house. It's right wing is obviously injured although it seems to be able to keep it up next to it's body. No other geese in the area right now although they are often around here since I am surrounded by a lot of water.

    Do you have any suggestions? Options? I don't want chase it and make it worse. Putting it 'out of its misery' is not an option either. This is a crowded neighborhood; no shooting.

    Ideas? Options?
    They get injured all the time in fights. There are multiple ones near my house. They goose will be fine or it will be someones dinner. Best to just let it be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slotpuppy View Post
    They get injured all the time in fights. There are multiple ones near my house. They goose will be fine or it will be someones dinner. Best to just let it be.
    Yeah that! If he can keep his wing close to the body, he'll keep warm. Let nature take it's course, or call DNR as stated above.

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    Wildlife Problems - Wildlife and Heritage Service - Maryland Department of Natural Resources


    DNR's Wildlife and Heritage Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have teamed up to provide you with a Toll-free 877 phone number to report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife situations.
    To report nuisance, injured or sick wildlife,
    Call Toll-free in Maryland: 1-877-463-6497.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitchicken View Post
    I just had a Canada goose waddle by the window headed downhill toward my neighbor's beach front house. It's right wing is obviously injured although it seems to be able to keep it up next to it's body. No other geese in the area right now although they are often around here since I am surrounded by a lot of water.

    Do you have any suggestions? Options? I don't want chase it and make it worse. Putting it 'out of its misery' is not an option either. This is a crowded neighborhood; no shooting.

    Ideas? Options?
    Breast it. Cut breast meat up into chunks, marinate, wrap in bacon, bake.
    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do

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    Drama over for now.

    He, she, it.... waddled off the neighbor's beach into the water of Pax River. Swam around about 30' off shore. Wading out in my underwear was not an option. After a couple of check-backs, it was gone. Definitely paddled away. I would have seen it take off if had flown away.

    Umm... bacon. Thanks, Caution. Now I'm hungry.

    Where can I get a shotgun silencer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitchicken View Post
    He, she, it.... waddled off the neighbor's beach into the water of Pax River. Swam around about 30' off shore. Wading out in my underwear was not an option. After a couple of check-backs, it was gone. Definitely paddled away. I would have seen it take off if had flown away.

    Umm... bacon. Thanks, Caution. Now I'm hungry.

    Where can I get a shotgun silencer?
    Heck if he can't fly a pellet rifle will slow him down enough to where you can run up and grab him and ring his neck.
    Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do

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    Wildlife rehabber Ron Wexler (410) 326-0937
    www.ophaned-wildlife-rescue-center.com
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