Mike Digout discovered a mama goose who appears to have adopted 47 goslings. Presumably, they’re not all her own babies.
Since the Corona pandemic, Mike has been working from home and taking walks along the Saskatchewan riverbank near where he lives in Saskatoon. One day, he accidentally noticed a particular goose, who definitely had her hands full.
Digout said: “I was stunned that this mom had 16 babies, so I started going back every night looking for this mom and her goslings. And every day it seemed like she had a bigger group.” It went from 16, to 25, until eventually… 47 goslings. It was then that Mike realized, she was taking care of goslings from different families.
He said: “It was incredible how calm she was with so many goslings around. She seems like such a patient mom.”