People suck (don't jump on me Tim and Jule B.)LOL. I guess people in the South aren't the only heartless, well you get the picture. Or maybe Southern hospitality is spreading like a disease.
Well I am glad you saved the goose, And I am very sorry you got goosed or is that pecked. Anyway you did a good thing and should be proud of yourself.
Hope the story ends well with a quick recovery and a happy release.
P.S. take a picture of the release I would really love to see.
A bad year with reptiles is better than a good year without em.