Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Mike, welcome to permies !
What color is the goose? Just wondering if it looks to be wild or domesticated? Are there any neighboring farms that might have lost one?
Do you have a local phone book or can you search for local numbers?
Just wondering if there might be a local veterinarian or county animal control person you could call to get some advise?
A bird that needs help will have a physical injury (broken bones, lacerations, bleeding) or will run but cannot fly away (never chase an injured bird. This will frighten it and possibly cause more injuries). Also, a young bird that feels cold to the touch needs help. Any bird that has broken bones, bleeding, deformity, cat bites or other puncture wounds, maggots or warbles, tilting head, or large bubbles under the skin needs to be taken to your nearest wildlife veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator for diagnosis and treatment. [Locate] by calling the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ toll-free wildlife conflict helpline at 1-855-571-9003, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday or visit the licensed wildlife rehabilitator section of this website.