LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Many people living around Preston Smith Park are mourning the loss of their neighborhood pets. For many years, one Southwest Lubbock neighborhood has had a family of geese living in their front yards.
"I guess this is the 3rd generation that we're noticed that they've, you know, laid their eggs around here and it's been a joy to see every spring," said Brian Birdwell.
The neighborhood treated the family of five geese like pets, so it was a shock to everyone last week to find out someone illegally opened fire in the neighborhood to kill the mother goose. Two more geese were run over.
Don Taylor with Parks and Wildlife says this crime is a Class C Misdemeanor, and the culprit could face a fine of up to $500 dollars.
Now, only two male geese remain on the block. The mother goose did lay eggs before she died, and now the father goose sits on her nest in hopes of hatching those eggs. All eyes are now on the goose who sits on the nest to revive the geese population on 92nd and Clinton Avenue.
If you have any information about this crime you can contact the Game Warden through the Sheriffs Office at 775-4080.
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