email@example.com:21 p.m. CDT August 11, 2014
Cathy Westerman had been going to the boat ramp at Mallard Point in Hendersonville for years before she noticed it.
Two geese among the many congregating at the popular park last month were a little different. Their wings looked mangled and jetted away awkwardly from their bodies.
The birds were afflicted with "angel wings," a condition long associated with waterfowl that spend time in public parks where people can feed them.
Scientists over the years have hypothesized that the condition is caused by poor nutrition and have not-so-subtly pointed fingers at people who feed the birds.