A deer has been standing watch for several days over a female goose nesting in a city cemetery, a scene normally reserved for a children's movie.
For at least four days, the buck stood guard near the nest of a Canada goose as she sits on her eggs inside a large urn at Forest Lawn cemetery, home to the remains of President Millard Fillmore and rock icon Rick James.
"He does appear to be guarding the goose, as it were," Erie County SPCA Wildlife Administrator Joel Thomas said. "He's within touching distance of her -- there's no doubt what's going on."
(AP Photo/David Duprey)
The deer, which he said looks like a buck that has shed its antlers, has not strayed from his post.
Cornell University wildlife expert Paul Curtis says deer and geese usually don't pay any attention to each other.
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