Wildlife Crisis in Weston, where it will spend the winter in a heated bubble pond.Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko could find no obvious injuries for a Canada Goose caught harassing patrons in the Monroe Senior Center parking lot, but based on its abnormal behavior, he says the bird is now rehabbing at
On Jan. 9, the lone Canada Goose spent the evening in the Monroe Senior Center parking lot, 235 Cutlers Farm Road, getting attention from patrons by chasing and blocking cars as senior citizens tried to go home.
Risko said the goose's odd behavior started the day before when it was seen in the Great Hollow Lake section of Wolfe Park next door. The bird was alone, laying against the building, and some people thought it was trying to face the sun and block the wind to stay warm, according to Risko.
The goose later made its way up Cutlers Farm Road, where Wolfe Park staff members let it spend the night in the warm garage of the maintenance building. The next morning, the goose was released and spent the day outside the senior center before harassing drivers that night.
Senior Center Dir. Barbara Yeager provided a cardboard shelter for the goose to sleep in that Thursday night.
The next morning, Risko said the goose was still hanging around in the parking lot, so it was captured and removed by Monroe Animal Control.