Goose Love Story


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Veterinary surgeons heard a knock on their glass door at the New England Wildlife Center’s Cape Cod Branch, and it turned out to be the agitated mate of a Canadian goose they were operating on for a broken foot.

The goose undergoing surgery lived on a nearby pond, who they named Arnold.

“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,” said a spokesperson from the New England Wildlife Center’s Cape Cod Branch.

The surgery went well, and once Arnold woke up from anesthesia, they left him recover by the doorway so he and his partner could see one another.

They both seemed much more at ease in each other’s presence. Arnold is doing well, but isn’t quite ready for release.

Canadian geese mate for life. Are they actually in love?