In Waterbury, Connecticut, a man driving a black sedan on North Main Street, pulled his vehicle over to the right shoulder of the road and drove around two other cars that had been stopped as a gaggle of geese had been crossing the intersection. Instead of stopping on the spot, Moses Wilson, 70, accelerated running over “multiple” geese and their goslings.
According to the Harford Courant, witnesses were shocked but were able to get Wilson’s license plate number enabling police the ability to locate the driver. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection were notified by the Waterbury Police Department and have since determined
“Wilson intentionally drove his vehicle over the Canada geese as they crossed the roadway.”
Wilson told authorities he had not meant to hurt the birds and thought they had all made it to the other side of the road. At least one of the goslings died.
Wilson has been charged with animal cruelty, illegal method of taking waterfowl, taking waterfowl during closed season and passing on the right. Bond was set at $1,500, and his court date is set for June 20.
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