Marine Unit sheriff’s deputies with the help of a wildlife organization rescued a goose who got tangled up in a fishing line while in the water in McHenry County, officials said.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said their Marine Unit’s goal is to keep McHenry County waterways safe for everyone, even those with feathers and bills.
The deputies came upon a goose who got himself tangled up in a fishing line, the sheriff’s office said Friday.
The deputies were able to cut him free and dispose of the line.
“Please be cognizant of the garbage you leave behind in the Chain. Even something as little as fishing line can endanger the lives of animals and damage property,” the sheriff’s office said.
The goose was taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility where he was treated.
The sheriff’s office said the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation organization removed additional fishing line from the goose.
Flint Creek Wildlife is a licensed non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center based in Barrington that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife.
The organization then successfully released the goose back into the water.
Officials said the goose was “definitely excited to be home-free.”