One thing is for sure, I’ve written my share of unusual headlines in the past. However, the headline for this article is one of the most unusual I’ll ever write.
I doubt I would’ve put breastfeeding, panties, fighting a bald eagle and pet goose together in one sentence on my own. Luckily, we have mother, Cait Oakley bringing them all together in a way that makes sense, sort of.
The video of Breastfeeding mom, Cait Oakley Saving Her Pet Goose from a Bald Eagle is at the bottom!
As Cait Oakley was breastfeeding daughter Willow, she heard her pet goose, Frankie, squawking at the front of the house.
Oakley could tell there was something wrong, so she peered outside and saw that an eagle was circling her families pet goose.
Even though she was in the middle of breastfeeding her daughter Willow, she wasn’t about to let the Bald Eagle have her beloved family friend as its next meal, so breastfeeding and nearly naked, she jumped into action.
She rushed outside, with Willow still at her breast, where the drama heightened as the large predator grabbed Frankie, who furiously flapped her wings in an attempt to break free.
Frankie, the goose was just a little too heavy for the Bald Eagle to lift easily, which gave Cait Oakley, with her baby still attached to her and presumably feeding happily although maybe a little shaken, time to save the day.
Cait Oakley Describes the incident in her own words Below.
I went to the front door with Willow latched on me, just thinking, ‘I’ll take a peek out the window’ and that’s when in that split second the eagle came down and it was at my front door. So I threw the door open. There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point,”
Oakley, 29, of North Saanich, British Columbia, told TODAY Parents.
“It was just a split second reaction. I chased off (birds of) prey many many times — usually not with a baby.”
Wearing only her underwear and clutching a feeding 4-month old baby, the mom chased after the eagle to save her goose.
It worked — the eagle dropped Frankie. Her doorbell camera caught the encounter, which her husband shared on social media. (Frankie the goose has a TikTok account).
It soon went viral. Even though loads of people have seen the mom of three — Willow, now 5-months-old, Rome, 2, and Ryder, 8 — topless and in her underwear, she’s not embarrassed. She was simply feeding her child and taking care of her pet.
“I could have been naked and I’m like, ‘Whatever, I’m feeding my baby, that was a part of life.”
While many have applauded the mom’s superhero feat, Oakley said it’s just what moms do.
“I don’t even really think about it,” Oakley said. “It feels like an accomplishment, I suppose, but for me this was a day in the life.”
Oakley and her family live on an acre of land and keep chickens, ducks and geese. The chickens attract “an abundance of predators” so she has had to fight off different animals trying to take them.
The week of the eagle attack, the family lost three chickens to some sort of bird of prey. They’ve had Frankie for about a year; geese often protect flocks of chickens because they can be aggressive. But Frankie is “calm” and enjoys her human companions.
“She’s part of our family. Like she just came to check out what I was doing in the garden, She’s always around us and the kids.”
Oakley said that any breastfeeding mom knows what it’s like juggling a feeding infant while having to care for the family. This time, it just involved warding off predators.
“Breastfeeding itself is a full time job. You are constantly having a baby on you and if you have other kids, you’re juggling them,” she said. “This was second nature to me.”
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