Animals

Mother Goose Makes Her Nest Outside Hospital Maternity Ward

While migrating North, this pair of geese made a stop at a Nebraska hospital's maternity ward to welcome their new additions.

The geese, who hospital staff have named Ralph and Alice after the famous couple from the Honeymooners, have chosen a flower pot outside the hospital's emergency entrance below the maternity ward to lay their eggs.

"We can see them bickering once in a while, which is why we named them Alice and Ralph,” said Inglish Camero, Vice President of patient care services at Alegent Creighton Health Lakeside Hospital.

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It's not uncommon for the area to see Canadian geese migrating north in the spring. They tend to nest in different location around the property each year, this year choosing a flower pot.

“Alice and Ralph started laying eggs last week,” Camero said. “She’s laid six eggs — sextuplets in our driveway.” It may be several weeks before the eggs hatch, so in the meantime, hospital staff has put up signs warning visitors to be on the lookout for the geese. “We’ve had to distract the [geese] so people can get out of their cars,” joked security officer Tom Stock.

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What a sweet way to watch new life being brought into this world!

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