rescue complete pic added post 1 what am I?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by luvchicks8, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Well long story short I live in a rural area and am the only one I know of with poultry and water fowl on my road. So anyway I was making pot holders when the doorbell rang and a nice woman very upset said I she has a demestic (she believes) goose that has found it's way to her beach and doesn't know what to do. She called fish game nothing local rescue nothing so she came to me. Well I can't just do nothing so I got a large crate and feed and am going over to check it out and see if I can capture it. Anyway I don't want to keep this goose so I made a few phone calls and a local farmer I know said he will take it he has a beautiful farm. So here comes the questions? How can I tell if it is domestic or wild (does come up to her and eat food but hisses never attacks) also how can I tell if it is male or female? Thanks for any advise
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    Here he/she is anyone know what she is? Domestic or wild?


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  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Personally, I'd wait a day or two and see if it moves on. It's quite possible that it's wild and just resting there for a while or catching up on eating and energy. We recently had Canada geese in our yard. Of course I knew they were wild, but I walked all around the yard doing my normal stuff, within 5 feet of them and they never budged or fussed at me or anything. The next day they went on their merry way.

    Good luck
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Well this has been 3 weeks and the neighbors are theatning to shoot her because of all the noise she is making at night. I set a cage up with watermelon, bluebberies and layer pellets to see. Fish and game were there also said they would shoot it or I take it.
     
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  4. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know anything about geese, but definitly save it! Even if it is wild and won't stay where you put it that is better than being shot just for being in the wrong place. I am fine with shooting things that threaten you, or if you are gonna eat them, but just because its loud? Poor goose!
     
  5. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Thanks I am trying there were so people watching I could not catch it so the lady who ownes the beach is sitting in a lawn chair holding fishing line I attached to the door of my cage that is full of goodies.
     
  6. SG_Chicken

    SG_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Contact the local game and fish or animal control and see if they have any way of identifying it. If it is wild they will know what to do. If you can't get ahold of the G&F The call a local vet to see if they can identify it too.
     
  7. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Ah, you didn't say how long it had been there in the first post. Good for you for trying to go get it. I hope she can catch it soon and calls you to come get it.
     
  8. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Fish and game were with me they were going to shoot it, but said I can have it if I can catch it.
     
  9. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHe's probably a domestic Toulouse. Greylag geese are wild in Europe, not here, but the Toulouse looks almost exactly like them except Toulouse are a lot fatter [​IMG]

    Go and get her! Good luck!! Thank you for saving her [​IMG] Or him [​IMG] Keep us posted!
     
  10. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Since she will swim up by people take a large fishing net and catch her with it. Have a dog crate at the ready to shove her in once you have her and then tote her off to the farm. As Kim65 said she's likely a Toulouse, Greylag are the domestic Toulouse's ancestors.
     

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