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Help! My Goose Just Bitten By A Snapping Turtle.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by goosemama, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. goosemama

    goosemama Songster

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    My Goose Was Just Bitten On The Beak By A Snapper. It Is Bleeding Steadily And I've Put Him In A Shed With Clean Bedding And A Bucket Of Water By Himself. Is There Anything I Can Do For Him?
     

  2. goosemama

    goosemama Songster

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    i HAVE BLOOD STOP POWDER ON HAND USED FOR BIRDS SO AM GOING TO TRY AND LIGHTLY BRUSH THAT ON THE TOP OF THE BEAK - BUT THINK THE PUNCTURE IS RIGHT THROUGH. I DID RINSE THE BEAK WITH WATER FIRST AND HE IS QUIETLY LAYING DOWN IN SHED SO WILL TRY THE POWDER AND SIT WITH HIM TO SEE IF THE BLEEDING STOPS.
     
  3. duck walk

    duck walk Songster

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    awe...poor guy...that is all I would know to do...hope he mends and feels better...
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Poor baby hows he doing now?
     
  5. goosemama

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    This happened about 5pm today. We rinsed the beak off then I applied the Blood Stopper powder (a good thing to have on hand when clipping bird nails etc.). I sat in the pen with him and it stopped visibly bleeding as soon as the powder went on but I could see him make a motion moving his beak and swallowing every so often so think it was bleeding from the inside. I made some cooked oatmeal & cornmeal - something soft but he wasn't interested. Went down in an hour to check him and he was walking around softly talking and the bleeding had stopped. Will see how he is doing tomorrow, whether interested in food & water or if he has eaten any of the oatmeal before I decide if he should put him back with the other geese. I was so afraid he might bleed to death. This was one of two goslings I incubated from an egg this spring, so is very dear to me - he comes running to me when I go outside and talks to me. I got the snapper backed into a large bucket to restrain him - he lunged and hissed at him and weighed about 15lbs - I could hardly lift the bucket with him in it. I was ready to annihilate that booger for hurting my baby and would have done so if I'd had a weapon handy!

    So all is well for now! Thanks for asking!
     
  6. tbitt

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    I hope he is improving more overnight.

    How sad to see them hurt. Poor thing!
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I hope you didn't put the snapper back in the pond, I've heard so many horror stories about them and ducks and geese this year.
    Hows the goose today? [​IMG]
     

  8. DUCKGIRL89

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    Quote:X2 keep us updated! Poor baby!
     

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