RSPCA rescue south east London goose trapped in skimpy red thong

RSPCA officers rescued a goose from a pond in south east London after it became trapped in a tiny red thong.

The Greylag goose had been spotted struggling in the water near Chislehurst High Street with the skimpy underwear tangled around its leg and body.

Deputy Chief Inspector Anthony Pulfer and Animal Collection Officer Abbie Fright were startled to discover what the red material was they had to cut through to set the bird free.

It appeared someone had hurled their used underwear into the water for the unlucky bird to find.

The animal is now recovering after the bizarre Tuesday morning rescue. 

DCI Pulfer said: “In my 15 years as an RSPCA inspector this is the first time I have ever had to rescue an animal caught in a thong.”

He said: “Although the bird did have a slight case of angel wing, luckily they didn’t have any serious injuries as a result of getting caught.

“But it would have only been a matter of time before the thong would have started cutting into their skin.

“This is just another example of how poorly discarded litter can be a real hazard for wildlife.

“People must discard of their rubbish safely no matter what it is.”

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