A wildlife specialist for Erie Soil and Water Conservation District in Erie County, Ohio, was walking back to his car with his daughter last Sunday after stopping by his office when he spotted smoke.
Tim White walked around the corner of his building to discover a Canada goose sitting on a burning nest.
“It wasn’t blazing like a bonfire,” White told the Sandusky Register. “You could see a little blaze around the nest.”
White and his daughter rushed to put out the flames with water buckets. The entire time, the goose didn’t budge from her spot on the nest.
“She probably would have sat there until she was deceased,” White told The Dodo.
After the flames died down, White saw the goose’s six eggs.
“She was doing the motherly thing,” White told the Sandusky Register. “She was very protective of those eggs. She took the brunt of the heat and the fire.”
He also found cigarette butts in the nest, suggesting that the nest was deliberately set on fire. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office and theRead More »from Canada goose recovering after sitting on burning nest to save her eggs