NORTHERN KENTUCKY (FOX19) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is warning residents not to feed bread or crackers to geese and ducks.
A recent photo posted by the department, which has several thousand shares on Facebook, features a photo of a goose with unnatural-looking wings. According to the post, the pictured goose suffers from Angel Wing Syndrome.
This syndrome is caused by a nutritional deficiency in vitamins and minerals combined with a high level of carbohydrates and sugars, according to NatureMuseum.org.
The post reads:
If you still want to head down to your local pond and feed waterfowl, maybe try thawing a bag of frozen peas instead of grabbing a loaf of bread's leftover end slices.