Canada Goose Harasses Monroe Seniors

A large flock of Canada Geese on the Wolfe Park football field, next to the Monroe Senior Center parking lot.
A large flock of Canada Geese on the Wolfe Park football field, next to the Monroe Senior Center parking lot.
A lone Canada Goose spent an evening getting attention from patrons in the Monroe Senior Center parking lot, 235 Cutlers Farm Road, chasing and blocking cars as senior citizens tried to go home.

Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said the goose's odd behavior started the day before, on Jan. 8, when it was seen in the Great Hollow Lake section of Wolfe Park next door. The bird was alone, laying against the building, and some people thought it was trying to face the sun and block the wind to stay warm, according to Risko.

The goose later made its way up Cutlers Farm Road, where Wolfe Park staff members let it spend the night in the warm garage of the maintenance building. The next morning, the goose was released and spent the day outside the senior center before harassing drivers that night.

Senior Center Dir. Barbara Yeager provided a cardboard shelter for the goose to sleep in that Thursday night.

The next morning, Risko said the goose was still hanging around in the parking lot, so it was captured and removed by Monroe Animal Control.

"There were no apparent injuries, but based on the abnormal behavior displayed by the goose, it was transported to the DEEP licensed rehabilitator Wildlife in Crisis organization located in Weston for evaluation," Risko said.

Wildlife in Crisis plans to move the goose to a heated bubble pond, where it will spend the rest of the winter, according to Risko.
christine January 19, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Well done!
Bob Loblaw January 19, 2014 at 09:44 AM
Go back to Canada you border jumper... or I guess border flyer? Some poor American Geese is still out in the cold because this foreigner gets the attention.
Bobbie January 19, 2014 at 01:29 PM
It's a Life - no matter its origin - for creatures or Humans.
Bob Loblaw January 21, 2014 at 05:58 PM
Oh my please tell me you understood it was a Joke
Carl Kolchak January 21, 2014 at 07:17 PM
Now that temperatures are dangerously cold again, we should all take this opportunity to open the back door of our homes and welcome in all of God's little creatures for a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.


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