Can't get it out of my head!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by happyhen, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    We have an over-population of Canadian Geese where I live, and of course right now they are raising their young.

    On the way home this evening, DH and I crossed a small bridge with water on either side, and where wild ducks, geese and swans raise their young. The bridge is at the bottom of two hills.

    We noticed traffic was stopped on both sides of the hill, and when we reached the bridge, two adult geese (of about 6) and 5 of at least 11 fuzzy babies had been seriously injured by at least 1 car.

    We stopped to try to help, but the injured were too far gone and the un-injured were too aggressive to let us near enough to humanely dispatch the injured ones. DH (retired PO) called the cops to dispatch the injured while we flagged traffic to keep the well ones safe.

    Horrible sights and sounds! I don't think I'll sleep well tonight.
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Oh I'm sorry !
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    sorry happyhen.
  4. RooManRed

    RooManRed Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Albany Ga.
    Thats sad, sorry you had to go through that.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    [​IMG] that's horrible! I'm sorry.
  6. happyhen

    happyhen Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Northeastern Ohio
    Thanks all.

    I just feel so bad for those birds! Even though we have more than our share of wild geese (and their droppings on playgrounds, parks, football, baseball and soccer fields!), most people around here "care" for them, even if it means holding up traffic to let them cross the roads.

    Such horrible deaths!
  7. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    It's hard when you see something like that. Glad that you took action and did what you could.

    I used to stay in an apartment in Ft. Lauderdale that had a lake with ducks and we had a duck crossing sign (it was how I knew where my apartment was (they all looked alike)).
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    aaaaawwwwww [​IMG] I would have stopped too. Difference...I would be the crazy woman being attacked by the well ones trying to help the injured ones...either to save them or dispatch them.

    Bless your heart...sleep because you did the right thing and tried to help.
  9. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    What an aweful thing to happen. [​IMG] Here where we live there are tons of Canadian geese right now and every afternoon they cross this road on my way home. It's kind acute because traffic stops for them and the parents waddle across with their babies behind.
    But I did see there was one goose hit last week. [​IMG] It's very sad!

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