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Goose in Idaho gets new bill after raccoon fight

KSL / NBC News
Updated: March 24, 2020 11:23 PM
Created: March 24, 2020 11:09 PM

(KSL / NBC News)  A goose named Bruce Bruce is honking again after losing his bill during a fight with a raccoon. It's all thanks to a 3-D printed prosthetic.

"When he first came in, he … I don’t want to say depressed, but he wasn’t himself," says Susan Curtis, the director of Sandy’s Haven, an animal rescue facility in Preston, Idaho.

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But who wouldn’t be after losing the top part of their honker to a masked critter?

"And as soon as I looked at him I was like, ‘Oh my goodness. This guy wants to be here. He wants to live. We’ve got to figure out a way to help him."

Curtis turned to volunteers at the 4-H Cache Makers, a youth group of the STEAM Center and Community Makerspace at the Bridgerland Technical College in Logan, Utah, where, among other things, they have a 3D printer. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math education.

Volunteers spent hours studying goose bills and designing a new one.

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