Knock, Knock, Knock: Goose Taps Her Beak on Door of Massachusetts Wildlife Hospital Where Her Mate is
Are you ready for all the feels with this adorable story that is the perfect 'remember when' for this time of year?
Let's head to the quaint Cape Cod town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, where a Canada goose was receiving some treatment at the Cape Wildlife Center in July 2021. The center named him Arnold while he was there, and they knew him and his feathered mate well, as they live on a nearby pond.
Anyway, one of the staff at the Cape Wildlife Center noticed that one of the geese was limping and falling over, according to the center's Facebook page. So, they decided to capture him and investigate further.
Upon exam our veterinary team found that he had two open-fractures on his foot. This means that the tissue and skin has been pulled away leaving the bone exposed. Our best guess is that a Snapping turtle or other predator attacked him while swimming.
According to the Upworthy website, the team of vets was getting ready for Arnold's surgery when they heard a knock, knock, knock at their front door.
We turned to see that his mate had waddled up onto the porch and was attempting to break into our clinic! She had somehow located him and was agitated that she could not get inside. She remained there throughout the entire procedure, watching us work, never moving from the doorway.
The staff even let Arnold recover by the doorway so the feathered couple could be near each other, and later allowed the bird inside, where she groomed him as they enjoyed being calm and peaceful near each other.
From that point on, everything the staff did was near the doorway (as much of it as possible, at least) so they could see each other.
Say it with me, "Awwww!".
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