Single Canadian goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Rholson, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Rholson

    Rholson Hatching

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    we have had a single Canadian goose at our place for a few months now. Any ideas why? Flocks have come and gone and this one remains.
    Oklahoma
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    :welcome Is the goose able to fly ? Do you have domestic geese ? Upon occasion a Canada will pair up with a domestic goose.
     
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  3. Rholson

    Rholson Hatching

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    Good question I’ve never seen it fly.
    We personally don’t have any geese. This one stays around the bend of our driveway where the water pools. It doesn’t even go to our pond
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Cant see an injury like a limp or weird looking wing?
     
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  5. Rholson

    Rholson Hatching

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    Actually today I see it walking from our driveway towards our pond which is a good distance. So maybe it has an injury? Is there someone I call to give it assistance?
     
  6. Rholson

    Rholson Hatching

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    I looked with binoculars and it doesn’t seem to be walking with a limp. And it’s wings are tucked up against its body.
    We have a lot of geese that fly over several times a day. So this just doesn’t make sense. I’ve not seen this happen before
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    And this goose never goes to water? Wonder what it’s eating? Does it graze on grass? If you have any waterfowl rescues around you might call and tell them about this goose. It def doesn’t seem right.
     
  8. Rholson

    Rholson Hatching

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    We have water at the bend of our drive. It seems to graze on the prairie grass that grows around there.
    You’re right - something is wrong. We have geese all day long here land and fly off. It stays
    I think I saw it go to our neighbors pond today that is closer than ours
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I guess all you can do is watch and wait. If it’s not bothering you then hopefully eventually it will meet up with others and fly off. I think you’ll know soon if it’s sick.
     

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