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The Gift of the Christmas Goose

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PURRfect Reblog for Wordless Wednesday. Our favorite wolf sanctuary Wolf Haven has a blog!!


Originally posted on Wolf Haven International:

Jessie plucks the feathers first.

Jessie plucks the feathers first.

by Wendy Spencer, Director of Animal Care
Wolf Haven International

While many of us are eating Christmas dinner with family and friends, the wolves at the sanctuary enjoy a holiday feast of their own- a fully feathered Christmas goose! It started a few years ago when we received a call from a USDA Wildlife Services agent who had taken our Wildlife Handling course. His agency culled hundreds of Canadian geese in the Seattle area and wanted to know if we would be interested in some for the wolves.

We had never given the wolves geese before. They did, though, have experience with fully feathered chickens so we thought that surely they would enjoy the geese as well.  And boy were we right! As a result, for the past several years, Wildlife Services brings us enough geese for each animal (approx. 50), and this has become…

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12 thoughts on “The Gift of the Christmas Goose

  1. the wolves sure are pawsome,xx Speedy

  2. Absolutely fabulous Christmas for the wolves!! It was lovely to read about them as you made a donation on behlaf of Nylablue & I for the season.
    Before people freak out over the Canada Geese let me assure your readers we have so many of them… fact too many & unfortunately eggs are being coated in vegetable oil to prevent hatching…to me that is plain wrong. At least geese being fed to wolves or other carnivores is a part of Nature.
    Love Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xxx

  3. Wow, that’s a really interesting post, Savvy! We have a wolf sanctuary here, too, and they are such amazing creatures.

  4. You’re looking sweet in that meatloaf position, Savvy.

  5. Oh great story! We love wolves!!!! We always do whatever we can to help them and their cause!
    ((husky hugz))
    “love is being owned by a husky”

  6. OMD Savvy! Wolf Haven is where my foster wolf brofur Nanook (another Bear name of course) lives! Woooooooowooooooooooo!

  7. Interesting post Savvy – thanks for sharing…….hope your parents are having a blast!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  8. OMD, Siri rolling on her goose could have been Sage with some of her roadkill she finds (ICK, I know). What a cool blog–thanks for sharing Savvy. I hope your Mom & Dad are having fun on their vacation!

  9. We love wolves so we will go check out the site. Happy Wednesday to you and your family sweet Savannah. Hugs and nose kisses

  10. Loved the post, although some, I suspect, will find it objectionable. If the geese have to be culled out and killed, it might as well serve some purpose. Wolves have to eat too.

  11. We enjoyed reading about the wolves and their geese! :) Thank you for sharing, Savvy!

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