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Slain Canada goose takes out member of hunting party in final plummet

A 51-year-old Maryland man is in stable condition after a hunting accident involving a Canada goose. The hunter, Robert Meilhammer, was in a hunting party in Easton, Maryland, when one of his companions shot the goose, who then fell about 90 feet before landing on Meinhammer, knocking him out and two of his teeth, and causing facial injuries and "severe" head trauma, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports. He was airlifted to Baltimore for treatment. An adult Canada goose weights 12 to 14 pounds, NPR News notes, and their wingspan can reach nearly 6 feet.