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Today we were outside with a bonfire all morning until lunch then back out to do more work - while inside one goose managed to drown itself to our horror!! :o It had upended and thus become trapped in a water bucket. When I first saw it I could not believe my eyes and was wondering why a fox or dog would put a goose upside down in a bucket - then the full horror dawned on me. These geese are fully grown and experienced with many different types of water receptacles around the place. The two goats are on tethers and have their water buckets placed in tyres on the ground so they don't tip them over every 5 mins - the geese frequent these buckets much to our annoyance but have never dreamt this would happen. Sadly this has taught us to never place buckets this way again as freak accident or not it can and does happen :cry:

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that is so sad, and yes a lesson learnt.

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Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:21 am
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Thats very sad Aurora :( and I can imagine your disbelief at how it could so easily happen.


Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:26 pm
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oh my! :cry:
Heartbreaking Aurora! I hope you are ok!
Accidents like this feel like the worst pointless tragedies! don't beat your self up though- I can imagine something like that here- everything sticks its head into any bucket around- because they are all used to seeing the pellets or grain (or milk) come out in the buckets- I was worried some potty lambs were going to suffocate they spent so long stuck head down in the buckets and would not be moved on!
I am saving up for cement troughs all over my place-at least then there is water that can't be tipped and its a big enough but shallow enough area to hopefully not be a trap.
thinking of you

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