On Thursday, July 28, a friend and I were over at Mill lake where we saw a Canada goose in distress, and were quite concerned for it as it was not able to fly, and the resident eagle saw a meal. He was continually dive bombing him, but the other geese were protecting their buddy.
After a couple of minutes, three young guys showed up and proceeded to take off their shoes and into the water they went, over to where the distressed goose was, and grabbed hold of the fishing line that was wrapped around the legs, body and wings of this poor bird.
They pulled it close and managed to pick him up and between the three of them they unwound a large amount of fishing line away from his body, wings and legs.
They managed to get it all off and they freed one very happy goose.
Without the help of these young guys, that goose would have been a meal for the eagle. Good on you, guys!
To the fishermen that like to fish at Mill Lake, or any lake for that matter, please do not leave your fishing line or hooks in the water or on the shore.
Dispose of it properly.
It’s just not right to do otherwise.
– J. Robertson