A webbed footed local celebrity is taken under the wing of the RSPCA after causing quite a splash in the town.

Gary the Goose, who has become quite well known in Westbury after causing havoc by holding up traffic on Station Road.

It was several near misses between Gary and the busy flow of traffic that prompted concerned residents to contact the RSPCA, who soon came to his rescue.

RSPCA inspector Miranda Albinson said: “Gary is absolutely fine, he is currently at Wiltshire Wildlife but will be going to a new lake with his new friends sometime this week.

"He will be returning to Westbury but to hopefully a much safer location.”

It is thought that Gary was abandoned alongside another goose three years ago when he was released onto a lake near the road.

The fences surrounding the lake where Gary previously lived had deteriorated, allowing him to wander out onto the busy road where he risked his safety and the safety of motorists, but he will soon be back safe in sound in his home town.

If you see an injured animal or an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty and advice line on 0300 1234 999.