Animals: Blue Geese

Chasing wild geese is so unrewarding it has become a proverb. Ornithologists have long gritted their teeth over the mystery of where the Blue Geese (Chen caerulescens) go in spring. From their winter quarters in the secluded swamp-lands of lower Louisiana the geese fly north so far and fast they literally disappear into the blue. But in 1929 a Canadian naturalist and explorer named Dr. Joseph Dewey Soper at last found a happy ending to his wild-goose chase. He traced the geese into the remote fastness of Baffin Island, deep in the Canadian...

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