Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Deer Takes Over Duties of Nesting Duck's Deceased Mate

In Buffalo, New York, a deer and a goose formed an interesting alliance during nesting season. The deer guarded the goose while she sat on her nest in a city cemetery. Joel Thomas, of the Erie County SPCA, says the deer was within touching distance of the goose and; whenever, a human came near, it made sure to block access to the goose. Thomas says the deer repeated that behaviour several times. Thomas couldn't explain the strange relationship between the deer and the goose; but, noted it was obvious that the deer was quite devoted to protecting its feathered friend.

No comments: