If it’s one thing for sure about Mother Nature, that’s it never cease to amaze! Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, it surprise us in the most sweetest ways possible. And this amateur photographer in Saskatoon, Canada couldn’t have been anything but surprised when he caught sight of a super mother goose.
After he had to start working from home, Mike Digout – a young Canadian, used to take walks, almost everyday along side Saskatchewan riverbank, not far from his home. And since he has always been a big fan of photography, Mike also took his camera with him for some adorable snaps of the beings that live there. However, little did he know he would witnessed such a lovely scene.
“I was out every night walking on the riverbank looking for beavers and there was a lot of geese activity” Mike told The Dodo. “It got to be quite entertaining to watch them. They’re so cute when they’re little — like little tennis balls with legs. So I started taking pictures of them. ”
One afternoon, while walking on the riverbank Mike spotted a goose taking care of a large group of goslings. The young man initially counted 16 adorable little fluffy balls, only to count 30 next day and 47 the other day. And all being watched by this ‘super mom’ goose. “I was stunned that this mom had 16 babies, so I started going back every night looking for this mom and her goslings,” he said. “The group got bigger by the day.”
And what’s even more fascinating is the goose was actually baby sitting all those cute little ones as they came from different families. It’s very common for gooses or ducks to take care of each other’s babies. But even so it requires a lot of skills and patience to look after such a large number of babies and to keep them all safe. Have a look how a duck is also taking care of more than 50 ducklings: