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Mother Goose gets 7 chicks to jump safely from Times’ rooftop nest!

Father Goose, Mother Goose and their little family head off into the sunset. (Mark DuFrene/staff)
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Mother Goose, who built her nest on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California, hatched out seven goslings from her eggs on Tuesday and Wednesday … and then got all seven of her chicks to JUMP off the roof this morning!
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Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Under: Canada Goose, Geese | 2 Comments »

Mother Goose Reality Show: Watch her nest on our Webcam!

Mother Goose and Dad. (Dan Rosenstrauch/staff)
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Time for our Mother Goose Reality Show!

Mama Goose is nesting on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California. You can watch her incubating her eggs, preening, carefully turning her eggs and enjoying life as she waits for her eggs to hatch.

Watch our Mother Goose as long and as much as you like by clicking on http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14491539

Enjoy! We sure are! /Gary

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2010
Under: Geese, Mother Goose | 3 Comments »

Christmas Geese: Flying into the New Year!

Flight Pattern: Flying geese by Bob Brittain, Walnut Creek, CA
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I’m back from my little Christmas vacation and just wanted to start off the week with this BEAUTIFUL flying geese photo, “Flight Pattern,” taken at the Sacramento National Wildlife refuge by Bob Brittain of Walnut Creek, CA.

And what better time to wish you all a VERY Happy New Year! /Gary

Posted on Monday, December 28th, 2009
Under: Geese | No Comments »

Ducking Foie Gras: Beginning of the end for a cruel practice?

Brutal force-feeding of geese to make foie gras. Photo from The HSUS.
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Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, writes a great blog. His April 6 entry is about “Ducking Foie Gras.” Below are the first two paragraphs. You can click on the link that follows to read the rest of Wayne’s blog and view videos and other links on the cruel and abusive practice of making foie gras.

You owe it to yourself to read this before EVER taking another bite of that stuff. /Gary
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Posted on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Under: Ducks, Foie gras, Food Animal Abuse, Geese | 1 Comment »