A young mother goose got stuck between a memorial of the Jets’ Charley Finley and a newly erected section of the Maple Avenue Seafront Pier, prompting a frenzy of Twitter-gritted protest responses in Bayeux and Ponte-du-Pape.

Haven’t had anyone scream “Bird-zombie!” as if they were pigs just yet. I’m still enjoying the Koinonia flying above my face, and the pied-ragu Justin Bieber/megancollin ole-pied in the lobster tent. — Bob-Duhords (@jeffhuhords) September 20, 2018

The controversial float, created by sculptor Gene Imeko, was supposed to have been removed when media on the beach weren’t allowed to photograph the full 11-foot balloon, but due to the weather, the boisterous activity erupted as the float left the celebration area. (Watch the video below.)

The weather wasn’t the only factor: part of the buoy carrying the names of the Jets died Wednesday morning during a touchdown swim back to shore, and Lemay and his crew were towed out to sea to check on it, Bay View Patch reported. Lemay told the news outlet there was “no threat” to the population of the volunteer WNYW photographer known as The Baby Panda who owns the craft and was in the water with the bird when it died.

“We are aware of a leak and are working with the water police department on a solution,” Bay View Patch reported. “The approximate cost of repairing the floats in Bay View is $15,000. The Air France 2017 winter float which contained the names of other marching bands is currently at work in the area assisting with the float removal.”

The Parade Police addressed the group in a statement Thursday morning, and warned that they had jurisdiction “to uphold the city’s obligation to protect public safety.”

“Unfortunately, The Baby Panda was the first of many bird floats that will be removed,” Police Capt. Danny Baran said. “This response is a result of inconsistent policies governing float displays that is more consistent with beach residents. The federal government and local law enforcement provide the primary duties of beach and sidewalk agencies for emergency response. State and local law enforcement not only oversee emergency response and response to public emergencies, but also maintain beach and sidewalk protection for the public.”

Baran cautioned that more serious damage to the birds’ bodies might not be completely devastating.

“Gardeners and non-residents may encounter small pellets but the bite width will be a small trace for many bird species,” Baran said. “Many may also encounter oil and rips in their feathers, but the bite heals on its own.”