DATELINE: VANCOUVER ISLAND, Canada — Oakley, a stay-at-home mom of three, was nursing her baby girl when her goose Frankie came to the front door screaming around 6:30 p.m. Monday.
An eagle had swooped down and grabbed Frankie, dragging her a few metres. Half-dressed and holding her daughter, Oakley ran at the bird, which let go of Frankie and flew away.
Oakley said Frankie is a valued member of the family, protecting the chickens that they keep on their property. “She’s like my fourth child,” Oakley said. “She follows me around the yard … she’ll nip at our clothes for a treat. She’s just such a large presence.”