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. . . if you’ve ever been around geese during this time of year, watch out!
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Canadians themselves are eerily similar. Especially those from Frenchland Quebec, this of course speaking from experience.
I think we humans could learn a lot from Geese.
Geese, while beautiful, are among the most aggressive, mean, vicious animals you will find. I have seen numerous encounters with geese on the golf course, and they were not pretty!
Wow dave…last week I was killing time walking around the pond at my son’s school waiting to drive him home for the summer, and I was attacked by this big white honking monstrosity. I’m sure I made a lot of kids snicker as I screeched like a girl and hopped up on a bench. I’m a bird lover, but geese scare the tar out of me. Mean!
3 – there is a reason the Egyptians had flocks of guard geese. Mean, nasty and noisy.
The club I belonged to on the Eastern Shore of Virginia had 2 dogs that were turned loose during nesting season. No geese were killed but they didn’t nest on the course either.
I think the Republican right wing already has. Attack!
Had that been me, I know what would have been for dinner that night.
John Wilburn, standing his ground!
Can we tell from the video if the goose was brandishing Skittles?
Check this out, John Wilburn.
I really do like animals, Debbie. No, I wouldn’t just waste the goose because I could, either.
Freaking awesome. My theory on goose aggression is that they don’t understand that they evolved from dinosaurs to birds and still think they are velociraptors or something.
I’ve heard that there are places like junkyards and such that will use them as watch-birds.
“I’ve heard that there are places like junkyards and such that will use them as watch-birds.”
COOL! I grew up going to junkyards, but have never seen one or heard of one with guard geese. There’s something for the bucket list.
Are you sure that wasn’t just Newt Gingrich unwindingn after signing books at the college bookstore?
Jason’s goose theory is as good as any I’ve ever heard.
Could have been, dave, but the goose seemed far more electable.
Tell me you wouldn’t waste this one;
“Tell me you wouldn’t waste this one”
I’m not a big fan of killing animals, so the first option would be to get out of there, but if the bird persisted or were attacking pets or kids or or the elderly, etc., yeah, it might have to become dinner. In the comments, one semi-literate guy said he had to snap an aggressive goose’s neck one time to keep it from attacking puppies. Yuck! I would much rather shoot it. Better for me and the poor goose.
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Wed, 22 May 2013 13:19:25 +0000
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