Someone said “the more the merrier” and this compassionate mother goose and her ‘husband’ seem to have taken quite literally; Mike Digout recently spotted the caring goose, who was shocked to learn that she cared for 47 little adorable goslings.
Digout was sitting by the riverbank in Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada when he first spotted the geese family.
Digout originally was trying to photograph beavers, but his interest was piqued by the unusual family.
Fascinated by mother goose and her children, every night Digout started going back to the river to search for an unusual family.
And her brood seemed to have expanded every time he saw the mother goose.
One evening, the number of goslings had gone from an incredible 16 to a mindblowing 47, and a stunning sight was made by the line of little goslings trailing the mother goose.
Digout caught the camera ‘s sight and posted to Facebook a video of the supermom and her children.
In a Facebook post Digout said, “This is a long line of goslings. It keeps going; and going; and going …”
The mother goose, it turns out, has so many goslings because of a phenomenon known as “gang brooding.”
The term Gang brooding is used when two or more pairs of geese parents decide to group their families together and collectively raise their goslings.
This means the goose mom effectively provides babysitting for a large number of goslings while their parents get some time to rest.
She is a supermum indeed.
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