someone needs to help this goose

someone needs to help this goose

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gbarse

Lake Placid, NY

#1 Jan 20, 2011
People Worry About Stranded Goose As Fowl Weather Approaches
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Story Published: Jan 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM EST

Story Updated: Jan 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM EST

When temperatures plummet, homeowners usually crank up the thermostat for more heat causing the furnace to work harder.

With a deep freeze and bitter cold temperatures on the way to the north country, homeowners are being urged to inspect heating systems to make sure they are operating properly.

The big chill is also expected to see temperatures struggle to reach the zero mark.

With the dropping temperatures also comes the risk for frozen water pipes - especially if they are exposed to the frigid air.

"A draft won't give a pipe long to freeze up. Some people will run a small trickle of water or whatever to try and help with that," said John Cutton of Express Plumbing & Heating

There's another concern with the bitter temperatures - there's a goose stuck out in the middle of the St. Regis River in Brasher Falls.

A group of good Samaritans have been keeping an eye on him over the last two or three weeks, but now they're concerned he may not make it through the next three or four days.

The domesticated white goose has an injured leg from previously being frozen to the ice.

The bird is being fed corn daily by those concerned over its safety, but the ice and swift moving water make it too dangerous to attempt to free the goose.

"nobody will help. The goose is injured and needs help," said local resident Kevin Thompson.

Locals say leaving the goose to die is unacceptable.

They just don't know how to get it out of its icy predicament.
necia martin

Pasadena, TX

#2 Jan 29, 2011
Can't they run a pipe across the river and pump hot water to unfreeze the ice from his leg so he can get loose ?? HELP HIM !!
georgeb

Lake Placid, NY

#3 Jan 29, 2011
the goose has been saved he /she has a new home and is safe .

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