THE OFFICIAL BLOG
Last month I had written about the predator attack on a temporary pen where we were housing goslings overnight in much grim detail. I am relieved to report that we have had no predator losses since and have started sleeping a little easier at night again.
There was one gosling who had survived that terrible night while sustaining some gruesome injuries. In my emotional state at the time, I could not bring myself to put him down despite the fact that I was sure he could not make it.
I was apparently wrong all around.
The kids affectionately dubbed the little thing Nick Fury - for reasons which should be obvious to Marvel fans.
It turns out that Nick Fury is actually a girl goose, but we are keeping the name anyway. Yes, I have considered fabricating a goose-sized eye patch for the sake of dramatic effect.
All of her other injuries have completely healed and she gets around fine although she has to rely on her hearing when her little flock is off to her right. As for the flock, they have never so much as looked at her funny this whole time. She's the same gosling they have known since hatch day.
So.. it looks like someday we will be saying: And that's how we came to have a one-eyed goose. Here's hoping to happy adventures for Miss Nick Fury.
Posted by Anita
Needs goose eye-patch ideas.