SPCA’s big, honking goose looking for a home

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WATCH ABOVE: The SPCA recently rescued a large goose, but is having trouble finding someone to adopt it. Global’s Billy Shields reports – Feb 6, 2016

MONTREAL — It weighs eight kilograms, requires a whole group of handlers to move around the SPCA, and eats mostly lettuce. Don’t put him next to men either – he doesn’t always like that.

Meet Sidney the goose. He’s resided at the SPCA for about two months now, and the organization is looking to place him in a home where he’d have access to a yard and a pond.

The inevitable question is, where does the SPCA find a goose, anyway? A citizen called the organization saying the bird was wandering around Montreal near Highway 40. He had some issues initially.

Sidney the goose in his digs at the SPCA. Billy Shields/Global News

“He was very aggressive towards people,” SPCA spokesperson Anita Kapuscinska said.

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But it’s possible Sidney could have been an ill-advised Easter present. The SPCA warns the public to think carefully before taking in an animal.

“He went from being a not so great goose to being a very good goose,” she said.

Sidney has made friends with bunnies and ducks. He also loves taking a bath. Montreuil said it’s possible she could take ‘Big Sid’ in after she’s trained him to behave better around people.

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