Vet operating on wild goose suddenly hears tapping on door and finds his mate trying to break in

No one expected his mate to come looking for him when the injured goose was brought into the clinic.Geese are known to be one of the most loyal species.

They tend to mate for life and are fiercely protective of their mate and chicks.If a goose’s mate is ill, they will never leave their side, even if winter is approaching and all the other birds are flying south.This is true for a goose couple in Barnstable, Massachusetts, and the two wild birds are proving animal experts wrong with their devotion and selfless love.

A Canada goose named Arnold and his mate live on a pond near the Cape Wildlife Center, and the staff there is very familiar with Arnold and his family.”This Canada goose, Arnold, lives in a pond near our facility.He is part of a mated pair that has been together for several years, according to a Facebook post by the Cape Wildlife Center.

Arnold had been limping recently, so they decided to bring him in and examine his leg.Indeed, they discovered that his foot had been severely injured, possibly as a result of being bitten by a snapping turtle or another predator.”During the examination, our veterinary team discovered that he had two open fractures on his foot.””This means that the tissue and skin have been ripped away, exposing the bone,” they explained.

Due to the severity of the wound, the doctors decided to operate on Arnold in order to amputate one of the digits and thus save the foot and, of course, the life of the wild animal.After the Wildlife Center’s staff had finished preparing Arnold for surgery, they heard a knock on the door.Their patient had an unexpected visitor.They turned around to see Amelie, Arnold’s friend, looking at them, clearly concerned about her partner’s condition.

The goose did not move an inch during the entire procedure.The doctors admitted that it was the first time they had seen anything like that, but their hearts melted when they saw the goose waiting for her mate to be operated on.Fortunately, the surgery went well, and Arnold was taken close to the door once he awoke from anesthesia so he could see his mate.

His mate quickly calmed him down and began grooming him through the door.”They both appeared to be much more at ease in each other’s company,” the staff explained.Arnold had to stay in the animal center for several weeks to fully recover before being released back into his natural habitat.

Despite this, he was able to spend some time outside with his friend during the long weeks that followed.It’s incredible how much these geese adore each other, and it’s a true lesson in family values.People loved their story, and they didn’t forget to thank the center for caring for these animals.