Account Login/Registration

Access VernonNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Gosling being rehabilitated by BC Mountie after being taken from the wild

A baby goose, or gosling, is being taken care of by a BC RCMP member after it was illegally taken from the wild.

Named “Little Jerry,” the gosling was rescued in Kamloops after police were recently called to a local shelter for a report of a woman who had brought it back to her room and refused to let it free.

<who>Photo credit: RCMP

“When officers attended the room, the woman denied having the gosling,” said Cst. Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

“Although police could not see the bird, its chirps led officers to its location—inside the woman’s pocket.”

The officers then consulted with BC Conservation, and attempted to return the bird to the beach it was taken from. However, there were no other geese at the location.

“The responding officer was worried it would be killed if he just left it there, so I said I’d take it home to my farm,” said Cst. Richard Christy. “I have a safe place with some chickens, ducks, and a pond.”
Christy brought the plan to Conservation, then took Little Jerry home with him with the intention of eventually releasing him back into the wild.

“Although Christy will be helping the bird grow strong enough to fend for itself, it is not a pet and requires a proper environment and food to survive,” the RCMP said.

The officer wants to remind anyone who comes across an animal they believe to be abandoned not to touch it and to contact Conservation before interfering with wildlife.



Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to [email protected].

To report a typo, send an email to [email protected].





Tue
25℃


Wed
23℃


Thu
27℃


Fri
28℃


Sat
31℃


Sun
29℃

Top Stories

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook