Concerned volunteers finally got their goose

Brad the goose is nail-free.

Over the weekend, volunteers with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue caught the Canada goose injured by a nail gun in May in northeast Charlotte.

Volunteers had tried since the attack to catch the goose, but left him regular doses of antibiotics hidden in pieces of bread. Once Brad's flight feathers fell out during spring molt, they were able to scoop him up with a hand net.

“We are very excited that we caught him, finally. We were worried about something happening to him,” said Jennifer Gordon, founder and director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. “He's in pretty good shape, really.”

After surgery with a local veterinarian, he is recuperating at the group's rescue center off Providence Road and will likely be reunited with his mate, Angelina, in about 10 days.