Lethal Leg-hold

A Canada goose that was injured after getting caught in a leg-hold trap has died. The goose was found on the green of a Surrey golf course on the evening of May 19 slumped on the ground and bleeding heavily. It tried to escape but was unable to fly due to its injuries. While it had no crushed or broken bones, it suffered lacerations on its ankles which later became infected. Necrosis spread from the original wound into the bone and due to the speed and location of the infection, hospital staff had to humanely euthanize the goose to prevent any further suffering. Conservation officers are currently investigating.

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