Canada goose Eddie will be allowed to remain in his home in an ancient London park, instead of being deported to a swan sanctuary. The decision comes after his disheveled appearance caused more than one concerned passersby to fear he had been mauled by dogs.
Eddie, named after Edward Scissorhands, has a genetic condition called angel wing that causes his feathers to stick out sideways and keeps him from flying. The poor guy also has been malting something bad lately, which has caused him to look even more odd than usual.
Luckily for Eddie, wildlife photographer Ron Vester wasn't about to let the popular pond-dweller disappear -- he successfully pleaded for a stay of deportation on Eddie's behalf.
His wings stick out like spikes, they're not beautifully flowing feathers and this poor little creature has been living on that pond for five years. So many people had called in to say he had been attacked, but people who know him said: "No that's just Eddie, he's fine." It was all just a little mistake.