One by one, the snow geese in the canal near Melissa Di Stefano's house were disappearing.
At first, there were three geese in the small canal in downtown Montreal. But one flew away. And a second goose broke his wing.
Di Stefano, who passed by the canal just about every day, believes animal control took away the injured bird, never to be seen again.
That left just one lonesome goose in the canal.
"I saw that the last one was all alone," she tells The Dodo. "It was really depressing. She had nowhere to go.
"I felt her pain."