New Melones Rangers saw many nesting Canada Geese and knew that as the water rose, the nests would be inundated. Rose Wolf Wildlife holds the rehabilitation permit for this area and they called Carol Galinski of Tri County Wildlife Care to see if she would help.
Carol has been rescuing and raising waterfowl and game birds for over twenty years and has been working with Tri County Wildlife Care for more than 10 years taking in over 120 birds each year. She told the rescuers they would need to carefully pack the eggs and to keep them warm during transport.
Carol carefully marked each egg as she placed them into the incubator. Within a few days, Carol heard peeping and went in to find that the eggs were hatching. A total of five goslings have hatched at this time. There is simply not much cuter than a gosling which is chubby and fluffy and up eating shortly after hatching.
Carol, Rose Wolf Wildlife and the New Melones Rangers will now have the job of watching out for adult Canada geese on the lake with goslings. Tri County Wildlife Care assures the goslings are stable and then goes in search of a surrogate family.
Canada geese are amazing parents. TCWC communicates with lake owners and rushes over when parent geese are spotted. When adult geese hear goslings, they immediately rush over to take them into their flock.
No one can ever raise wildlife better than their wildlife parents, so Tri County Wildlife Care releases goslings to wild geese every year. Tri County Wildlife Care is hopeful that these goslings will soon be back out on New Melones lake where they belong. For more information, please visit www.pawspartners.org.
PawsPartners.org is an alliance formed between A-PAL Humane Society of Amador County and Tri County Wildlife Care, the latter serving native wildlife in Amador, Calaveras, and Eastern San Joaquin Counties. Since inception we have added the Shelter Partners volunteer group, who support our local Animal Control organization, and Amador County Animal Response Team (ACART).