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This Goose Couple Is Taking Care Of 47 Adorable Baby Goslings
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This Goose Couple Is Taking Care Of 47 Adorable Baby Goslings

Nature is one of those rare things that simply never cease to surprise us. Time and time again. And when it starts to seem that we already know everything there is to know, the World always finds a way to prove us wrong. Sometimes in the most adorable ways. Something along the lines of this recently happened to a man named Michael Digout.

One night Mike was sitting near some reeds along the Saskatchewan riverbank close to his home in Saskatoon when he saw something quite unusual. He spotted a mother goose with a surprisingly huge group of little baby goslings. Luckily, Mike had his camera with him that night so now we can all take a look at this incredible scene.

Just look at this adorable family!

Image credits: Michael Digout

“This is a long line of goslings. It keeps going; and going; and going…” Michael wrote in the caption of the photo above when he uploaded it to Facebook.

Image credits: Michael Digout

The first time Mike spotted this cute family the mother goose was looking after sixteen little baby goslings. The man was stunned and started to come back to this spot every night with the hope of seeing this fascinating family once again.

Image credits: Michael Digout

Michael started noticing that every time he came here there were more and more little goslings hanging out around the mother goose!

Image credits: Michael Digout

One time there were 25 of them, other—30 and then one evening he finally counted 47 baby goslings walking around with the mother goose.

Yes—47 cute baby goslings!

Image credits: Michael Digout

The man realized that this supermom goose wasn’t taking care of her own babies—she was actually looking after goslings from many different families. In fact, this phenomenon is called gang brood.

Image credits: Michael Digout

Baby goslings are quite independent so they tend to wander around a lot and then inevitably get lost and mix up with other groups. There’s always one or two geese who tow this huge crowd of goslings and just lead them around. It’s like a daycare for goslings!

A fuzzy pile of sleeping beauties

Image credits: Michael Digout

“A close-up on a pile of sleepy goslings from this afternoon. Zach said my new name should be Mike DiGoose” jokes Michael Digout in the description of the photo above.

Image credits: Michael Digout

Here’s what people on the Internet thought about this adorable family

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spirit wolf
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who can say for sure, she could be the gosling kindergarten teacher...

Dilly Millandry
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that idea! Such beautiful photographs.

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Dianna Siever
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's entirely possible that this is why Mother Goose got her name, and we as a modern society have just been too dense to realise this, probably commonly known (at the time) phenomenon.

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spirit wolf
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who can say for sure, she could be the gosling kindergarten teacher...

Dilly Millandry
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that idea! Such beautiful photographs.

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Dianna Siever
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's entirely possible that this is why Mother Goose got her name, and we as a modern society have just been too dense to realise this, probably commonly known (at the time) phenomenon.

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