PHOTO: Goose Wears Sandals!

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updated 06/14/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 06/14/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET

What’s a goose to do on a hot summer day?

Put on some sandals, obviously!

Alright, so it might not be so normal, but Gator the rescue goose is anything but. This special bird, who lives in St. Augustine, Fla., with owners Bob and Lauree Strouse, loves going on walks (on leash!). He was rescued by the couple after they grew worried for his vulnerability; there are alligators near the lake where the Strouses first met the goose four years ago.