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#1 JimUSNY

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 11:59 PM

whats up with this guys neck?
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

I clicked this thinking it was going to be a Brant or something. Ewwww!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:01 AM

Eww I dont know Lol greathorn.

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#4 JimUSNY

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:05 AM

LOL, yeah I didnt notice till I looked at the pics.. it is goose season, maybe he had a close call with elmer fudd :)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

Looks like it may have gotten something stuck around its neck for a long period of time. Ended up leaving a nasty sore. Poor guy.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:20 AM

It's a collar.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

It's a collar.


I googled "Canada Goose collar" and it looks like you're right! I've never seen one tagged like that before.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:23 AM

Yeah, I've seen geese with collars like that - I assume it's a way of banding them. I recall seeing numbers on them.

#9 JimUSNY

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:28 AM

OH OK cool, was hoping it wasnt hurt.. seen enough of that today
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Yeah, I've seen geese with collars like that - I assume it's a way of banding them. I recall seeing numbers on them.

That's what it's for. They're a lot easier to see than leg bands.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

When the birds are swimming, the legs aren't usually visible, and of course, neither are the leg bands. The neck tags on waterfowl make biologists jobs much easier.

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