Translated by Soong Phui Jee
Guang Ming Daily
BAHAU, Negeri Sembilan: A rubber tapper has been raising a goose and a duck for 21 and 11 years respectively and she weights them every Wesak Day as an annual health check.
Liao Hua Mei, 60, said that her goose now weights 10kg while her duck weights 7kg.
She started raising them since many years ago. Every morning when she leaves home for rubber tapping, her goose follows her to the gate and it honks whenever a stranger enters the house, as if it is guarding the house.
Liao said that someone had offered her a good price for her goose and duck but she rejected it as she is very much fond of them. She wants to be with them until they die.
Based on available information, the world's longest longevity for ducks is 15 years while geese could live up to 25 years. Therefore, it can be said that they have reached their sunset years.