Three hour rescue of injured goose

A team of five rescuers spent three hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex.

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Three hour rescue of injured goose in wooded pond

The five-strong rescue team from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service with the injured goose Credit: Kathy Martyn / WRAS

A team of five rescuers spent three hours rescuing a badly injured goose from a wooded pond at Herons Ghyll just north of Uckfield, East Sussex. Two veterinary ambulances from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called after the injured goose was spotted by a resident.

The goose was dragging a wing in the water, and clearly was unable to fly. Rescuers had to use drysuits, an inflatable boat, swan hooks, rope, a long walk-to-wards net, and long handled poles and nets to catch the Canada Goose.

The goose was dragging a wing in the water and couldn't fly Credit: Kathy Martyn / WRAS
A rescuer from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service wades closer to the injured goose Credit: Kathy Martyn / WRAS
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