For reasons that are locked inside the heads of these two animals, the pair has struck up an unusual arrangement that seems to work for the both of them. While mama goose gets food or water the doe steadfastly guards the nest, which is located inside a cemetery urn.
Mama goose sits on the eggs and waits for them to hatch while her faithful friend lies nearby and watches out for predators.
This strange pairing of two entirely different species is not an everyday occurrence, but these two have struck up the odd couple arrangement that will ensure the goose’s precious eggs get the chance to hatch.
While only God knows if these two can actually understand each other, it’s apparent that there is an understanding at some basic level that mama goose needed someone to befriend and help her in her desperate situation.
While the mama sits on her nest, the deer sits near the urn and watches. If someone comes near the pair, the deer gets up and puts herself in-between the person and the nesting mama. The deer was even seen standing off a barking dog that came near the goose’s nest.
Only time will tell how this endearing story plays out, and it will be interesting to see if she sticks around to help parent the goslings. Stand by for more information on this loyal pair of friends and how things work out when the babies hatch in a few weeks.