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Crèche

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Canada Goose gosslings leave the nest within the first 24 hours - By Larry Halverson

 

Two adults + 16 goslings = a Crèche, which is what happens when the goslings of different parents get mixed up and a couple geese are left to take care of young that are not their own.

It is a bit like nature's daycare in the Canada Goose world. Anyways it can be a big job protecting the goslings from predators, especially when there are so many little ones.
 

 
Hey you get back here! by Larry Halverson