Goose gets stuck in pizza driver's car grille

A goose got stuck in the grille of a pizza delivery driver's car in Burlington, Vt. (Esther Lotz via AP)

A goose that got stuck in a pizza delivery driver's car grille in Vermont is expected to make a full recovery, authorities said.

Driver Ryan Harrington told WCAX-TV he saw a goose waddling across the road in Burlington on Saturday. He slammed his brakes, but heard a thud and knew he struck the bird. But he wasn't prepared to see it stuck in his car — and alive — when he returned to work.

His manager got through to a police dispatcher who alerted authorities and a nonprofit animal rescue group. The fire department arrived to help free the goose, named Roberto, or Roberta if it's a girl.

The goose was taken to a wildlife rehabber who said it may have a broken pelvis is expected to survive.