Animals Video
goose rescue

By Luke Kenton

This is the incredible moment an animal rescuer wrestles a goose to the ground to remove a metal ring from its beak.

In Dusseldorf, Germany, a Canadian goose is in distress after a sharp metal ring has wrapped itself around the bird’s mouth.

Luring the hindered fowl in with a handful of feed, volunteer animal rescuer Stefan Brockling, suddenly springs into life as he wrestles the goose safely to the ground.

Pulling the bird in close, Stefan is able to dislodge the metal ring wound around the bottom half of the bird’s beak, before safely returning the animal to the river behind him.

Stefan said: “The goose had real trouble eating, so it was only a matter of time before the bird’s situation became dangerous.

“Most people are afraid of Canadian Geese, but once I had the wings under control, I wasn’t worried about any attacks.

“Thankfully it was a quick and seamless rescue.

“The bird is now safe and back to its best.”