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  • #612527

    lplankinton
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    > This morning about 7:40 am or so I saw a dog attack one of the white geese

    > that reside at Lincoln Park.

    > I broke up the fight but the goose looked like it was hurt some. It

    > rambled back to the water, and wasn’t holding

    > it head as high as it should and I noticed some blood on its neck.

    >

    > Is there anyone who could help to see if the goose needs any care?

    >

    > concerned,

    > Linda

    #812912

    dhg
    Participant

    as much as I love seeing the geese at the park, I think we need to find them a home.

    #812913

    pattilea
    Participant

    I am so sorry to hear this. My little boy and I love to see them.

    #812914

    wakeflood
    Participant

    They used to spend a lot of time down by the ferry dock in the pocket park. The construction there is scheduled to be done soon. Hopefully soon enough for them!

    #812915

    todd_
    Member

    Again? How many times is that now?

    #812916

    JanS
    Participant

    Iplankinton, was the owner of the dog anywhere around? And, if so, did they try to stop the dog? I’m beginning to believe that WS is just full of self-centered, the rules-don’t-apply-to-me people.

    #812917

    lplankinton
    Member

    The owner of the dog was on the upper level of the park, calling the dog that was unleashed!!!

    #812918

    JanS
    Participant

    how delightful….like I said, self-centered, rules-don’t-apply-to-me people :(

    #812919

    Jeannie
    Participant

    You might want to check with Sarvey Wildlife Rescue. http://www.sarveywildlife.org/what-to-do-if.aspx

    Or call one of the local vets.

    The two geese are pals, so it would be a difficult to take one away for treatment.

    (This is very upsetting. Sometimes people make me sick – as in some dog owners)

    #812920

    lplankinton
    Member

    I called the Sarvey wildlife people [they don’t do domestic animals] and they said that if the goose is not gushing blood or limping, which it isn’t,

    that it would probably do more damage to take it away from its mate, than to try and capture it and get it help if needed.

    Let’s hope for the best.

    #812921

    hammerhead
    Participant

    I suggested over a year ago, to move these geese. I can still do it, better to do it now then one dead tomorrow.

    #812922

    au
    Participant

    i looked on the wdfw website and it seems if one can get an ok to transport from a wildlife rehabilitator you could legally relocate the geese. There are four wildlife rehabilitators in king county.

    #812923

    hammerhead
    Participant

    The geese are NOT indigenous to Washington, and the rehab centers will NOT take them, as they are not deemed wildlife.

    I have talked to the place that will take them, it is just matter of dealing with the public out cry of them being moved. I really don’t care now, as there lives are at great danger period, which is more important than “my child loves seeing them”. What killed by a dog?

    #812924

    pigeonmom
    Participant

    I’ve watched these two grow up. Their mother was killed by a dog. I’d love to see them go to a sanctuary.

    #812925

    wakeflood
    Participant

    Much as I enjoy them at the park, it’s truly not a safe place for them. They had to have used up their luck by now. And it’s not like the idiots who let their dogs run free are going to change.

    I looked at the construction site again today and even though it’s scheduled to be finished soon, it looks months away. So unless Tracy has better intel, I suspect that the geese wouldn’t be back in safer territory until winter time. They may not make it that long.

    If they have a good home available to them – and if they adjust to that home well – then maybe it’s time. Not sure if they could come back to the dock area if it didn’t work out??

    Hammerhead, what kind of place would they be headed to? Is it possible for a return? This isn’t one of those things where the parent tells the kids that the dog went to a “farm outside the city”, and it really…um…well…is it? ;-)

    #812926

    hammerhead
    Participant

    It is way up north at a farm, my friends family owns it. It is SAFE. I have told them about these geese for a bit and now I am fed up with stupid humans.

    There is no reason to waiting till one is killed. Then everyone will be: oh yeah we should have done it then.

    No they will not be coming back. AND NO THEY WILL NOT BE KILLED. Jeez

    I am taking the proper steps to make sure I don’t have to deal with people telling me I can’t save them. (remove them)

    I am just taking action now, I am just sick and tired of the damn irresponsible humans NOT leashing their dogs.

    #812927

    wakeflood
    Participant

    Well, there you have it folks. Hammerhead is running with his plan.

    I guess I have one question – and I’m not sure it has an answer.

    If the geese felt threatened enough by the dogs or other elements, wouldn’t they have moved down to one of the home beach fronts south of the park/north of the ferry terminal by now? Those seem much safer but further from the folks who feed them.

    Maybe those home fronts don’t have the same physical nesting areas? Maybe they’re just too far from the folks who feed them?

    Hmmm…

    #812928

    pigeonmom
    Participant

    It’s not safe anywhere here. The nest where they were hatched was right near the ferry dock and their mother was killed right there by an off leash dog.

    #812929

    2 Much Whine
    Participant

    Hey wakeflood, you know that State Farm commercial where the wife says that Jake at State Farm sounds hideous and the husband says it’s because she’s a guy? Well, you got Jaked. Hammerhead is not a guy as you imply. Not that it really matters (although I suspect it does to her), just wanted to clarify. Way to take the bull by the horns, Hammerhead.

    #812930

    hammerhead
    Participant

    LOL girl/guy who cares, (I have been called worse) other than I am trying to be pro active in finding a safer place for these birds, period.

    As for the geese moving on their own, well you would think huh, but they are not.

    #812931

    FionaEnzo
    Participant

    Sounds like a good plan to me. The geese are truly in danger of being killed by a dog. It would be wonderful if you could relocate them in time, Hammerhead. There is no other plan to try to control careless owners other than increased signage … sigh. I’ll miss those two.

    #812932

    hammerhead
    Participant

    My friends are ready for the geese, everything is set up.

    Lets hope no dog kills one before we can get them rescued.

    #812933

    wakeflood
    Participant

    Apologies, Hammerhead, I normally don’t make assumptions regarding gender. Must have slipped.

    I too, will miss those two plucky fowl. Hope they send pix from their new home when they get settled. ;-)

    #812934

    Cait
    Participant

    Yeah it would be cool to see where they end up! :)

    #812935

    au
    Participant

    oh i wasn’t suggesting to take them to a rehab place, rather I was concerned about the legality of transporting wildlife from parks but then you said you took the proper steps. that’s all.

    good luck

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