Yes ladies and gentlemen, a goose was found wearing a red thong.
A goose stumbled upon a red thong that someone actually discarded near a pond. I already have so many questions. But this curious goose ended up getting trapped within the piece of underwear and actually had to be rescued by RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) officers.
Deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer and animal collection officer Abbie Fright found the helpless goose at Prickend Pond in Chislehurst, south east London. The thong had wrapped itself around the bird’s body and feet.
“In my 15 years as an RSPCA inspector this is the first time I have ever had to rescue an animal caught in a thong,” Pulger said.
The RSPCA has rescued a goose caught in a red thong in Chislehurst. pic.twitter.com/VRacoyXoxD
— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) June 20, 2017
Here’s what else Pulger had to say:
As the goose was on land my colleague Abbie was able to catch them quickly and we were able to remove the thong which was tangled around their leg and body. It’s pretty pants what has happened to them and someone has been a bit of a bird brain to have left a thong lying around.
While although the bird did have a slight case of angel wing, luckily they didn’t have any serious injuries as a result of getting caught.
But it would have only been a matter of time before the thong would have started cutting into their skin, and this is just another example of how poorly discarded litter can be a real hazard for wildlife. People must discard of their rubbish safely no matter what it is.
Yes everyone, make sure to dispose of your underwear correctly.