Today I rescued a goose from the feed store chopping block and placed in with permission on a private fishing lake. It is older, friendly, not aggressive, in poor condition (feathers badly trimmed) and probably was raised in a desert yard. QUESTION: it doesn't want to stay in water and has yet to drink from the pond. It is imperative it understands water is safety around this environment and we may have to lock it in the boat house for a few nites. Any suggestions: could a White Chinese Goose not understand open swimming water? It literally scrambled out of the water when I placed it into a small 4' deep pond. Thanks. Even if it doesn't survive longterm I feel good about having rescued it from where I found it.