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Goose freed from pizza driver’s car grille

Steven Adams
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In this Saturday July 20, 2019 photograph provided by Tanisha Tyler, a goose is stuck in the grille of a pizza delivery driver’s car in Burlington, Vermont. The deliveryman slammed on his brakes when he saw the goose waddling across the road, and heard a thud when he struck the bird. When he returned to the pizza shop he was surprised to see the goose, alive, sticking out the front of his car. The goose expected to make a full recovery, according to authorities.
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In this Saturday July 20, 2019 photograph provided by Esther Lotz, rescue officials and volunteers work to free a goose is stuck in the grille of a pizza delivery driver’s car in Burlington, Vermont. The deliveryman slammed on his brakes when he saw the goose waddling across the road, and heard a thud when he struck the bird. When he returned to the pizza shop he was surprised to see the goose, alive, sticking out the front of his car. The goose expected to make a full recovery, according to authorities.

One lucky goose got a second chance after becoming wedged in a car’s front grille.

A Canada goose in Burlington, Vermont, may have thought it was cooked on Saturday when a Toyota slammed into it but it is expected to make a full recovery, reports WCAX-TV.

“I saw a goose waddling across the road. I slammed on my brake in response, but a little too late, and I heard a thud, and I thought, ‘Oh my god, I just hit a goose,’” Papa Johns’s delivery driver Ryan Harrington told WCAX-TV.

Harrington didn’t realize the goose was stuck in the grille of his delivery car until he returned to work.

“I was freaking out then because I have a live goose stuck in my car’s front grate,” he told WCAX-TV.

Esther Lotz, who volunteers for Green Mountain Animal Defenders, was first on the scene.

“I always have boxes, carriers, blankets, towels, muzzles, leashes, ropes, tarpaulins, and leather gloves,” Lotz told WCAX-TV.

Burlington Fire Department responded and was able to free the bird.

The bird reportedly may have a broken pelvis, but a wildlife rehabber expects it to recover.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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