Old Boathouse Pub calls time on pair of tough birds
A COUPLE of burly geese-rs have been banned from a Cotswold Water Park pub after picking fights with customers.
Several distressed customers at the Old Boathouse Pub reported that the geese had been attacking them and snapping at their trousers while they were enjoying a drink.
Oak and Furrows rescue driver Paul Richardson was called out to investigate and found the offending male and female Canada geese in the car park.
"The male geese decided he wanted to attack me," Mr Richardson said. "He got my trouser leg, so I grabbed hold of him but it was quite a struggle - they’re quite a handful."
The rescue worker managed to wrestle the bird into a cage in his van.
He then caught the female goose with a net.
"Canadian geese are wild and they’re tough characters," he said. "They can really bite and we have a problem to get them pinned down."
He said the feisty duo have now been re-released safely into a different part of the water park, so they can live alongside other geese.