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24 July 2014

The one-legged goose

Yesterday's picture of the duck pond at Monument Valley Park led to today's picture of one of its inhabitants. I noticed this Canada goose preening himself on the footpath and did a double take. At first I thought he was standing on one foot, like a flamingo, but then I realized that he only had one leg. Poor little guy. He let me get a bit closer so I could take some pictures of him from a few angles. I wonder how this happened to him. My best guess is that a predator got to him, possibly even a snapping turtle when he was still a gosling. I do feel a bit sorry for him but as you can see, he's quite robust, healthy and has apparently adapted very well to being a little handicapped. I suppose having a pair of working wings is certainly an advantage!


William Kendall said...

Poor thing. Well, he has adapted, and looks in good shape.

from Madrid said...

It is the first time I see a duck with one leg.


Randy said...

He should have brought out a Pink suit.