Injured goose loose on M25 shuts motorway as wildlife experts rescue it
Britain’s busiest road was shut – after a goose crash-landed on the M25 and injured its wing.
The Canadian Goose injured its wing on the busy stretch of the London orbital near junction 9.
But after being unable to take off again, the goose was spotted wandering dazed along the hard shoulder – perilously near lorries and cars travelling at speed.
A team from Leatherhead based Wildlife Aid UK rushed to the scene to capture the stricken critter using a net.
But after the Highways Agency deemed it too dangerous with the traffic still rushing past, they decided to put a rolling road block in place.
Volunteer vet Cristina Flamini and rescuer Ron Turner were then able to tackle and capture the goose.
Simon Cowell, who runs Wildlife Aid UK, said of the dramatic rescue that took place on October 19: “It was a miracle that nobody was hurt – either bird or human.
“The Canada Goose is being treated for its wounds at the Wildlife Aid Foundation vetinary hospital in Leatherhead and hopefully it will be possible to release the bird back into the wild in due course.”
The charity deals with an incredible 20,000 wildlife incidents every year.