A Carnivorous Goose


I INCLOSE to you an account of a Golden Eagle, which I have reason to know to be authentic. The possibility of a bird so purely graminivorous as a goose being taught to eat flesh, and acquiring the power of digesting it, is extremely curious. It is well known, however, that cows are largely fed on fish offal in Scandinavia, and I have heard of a Highland cow devouring a salmon which an unwary angler had hid among fern on the banks of a river in Sutherland.

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ARGYLL A Carnivorous Goose. Nature 19, 554 (1879) doi:10.1038/019554b0

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