Take The Plunge To Save A Goose

By: Belinda Post Email
By: Belinda Post Email

Topeka, KAN. (WIBW)--What happens to a goose who finds fishing wire? Let’s see one goose's tangled mess.

Bev Stanwix is a regular at the reflection pond at 6th and gage. Some two weeks ago she brought her granddaughters to the spot and they were very concerned by a certain site.

“We noticed this one duck with all this fishing line wrapped around his ankle,” said Stanwix.

She immediately took action.

“I called. I called everyone I can think of. I started with the humane shelter and went to the government wildlife,” said Stanwix.

Unfortunately she heard some unsettling news.

“The lady from the wildlife said oh eventually his foot will drop off and he won't be able to swim. He'll only have one foot to paddle with. I called WIBW today and here they are trying to do something. My last resource should've been my first,” continued Stanwix.

The goose's right leg appears to be strung up by fishing wire, hindering him from resting it on the ground. A little after 10 the grounds management from Penwell-Gabel Cemetery were on site and working to catch the injured Canadian Goose.

The goose outsmarted the cemetery grounds management team, so our next call was to the Topeka Zoo. The animal rehabilitator knew he would only get one shot, so he waited patiently for the moment of truth. With net in hand, it was time to make the move. This lucky goose will get the proper care and attention needed to be released back into the wild, and we'll be there to bring you the story.


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