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    My wife and I walk every morning around a park that has a pond in which some geese live. At the time we walk, the geese are out of the water honking and such. As I walk past they come toward me and it makes me a little uncomfortable. They haven't assaulted me, but what do geese do, and should I just keep on ignoring them or should I just yell at them or whatever?

  • #2
    Geese are VERY territorial, can and HAVE 'attacked' humans...and are also wonderful to have around a country house to prevent unwanted snakes from making a visit.

    Then again, they may be simply exhibiting 'learned behavior' from other humans having fed them. They MAY be simply associating your presence with FOOD.

    [ 01-09-2003, 09:18 PM: Message edited by: shooter1201 ]
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    • #3
      You think you got it bad, Ive had to fight these suckers off of me in the parking lot at work.

      Geese are not stupid. Whoop some gooseass and they will learn to leave you alone. Carry a cane with you and pop em with it if they get froggy.

      Or better yet, goose season starts next week. A 12 guage works great. Just make sure you use steel shot so the wardens dont get you.
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      • #4
        Where I grew up the park had a lot of geese because the people fed them all the time.

        Now imagine playing softball.... you honestly have second thoughts of fielding that "hot" ground ball as it's burning across field and goose poop can be seen flying off the ball!! [Eek!] Or making that spectacular diving catch???... forget about it!!! [Eek!]
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        • #5
          They will will grab onto your *** or thigh and pinch and twist. It hurts like HELL! Just as bad are swans, especially those with babies (or whatever the hell baby swans are called).

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          • #6
            quote:
            Originally posted by FLLawdog:
            They will will grab onto your *** or thigh and pinch and twist. It hurts like HELL!

            changed my mind... i aint goin there [Eek!]

            quote:
            Just as bad are swans, especially those with babies (or whatever the hell baby swans are called).
            goslings? oh no that's geese...

            oh, and Mike, they come at you cuz they can SMELL your FEAR [Wink]

            [ 01-09-2003, 10:51 PM: Message edited by: jellybean40 ]
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            • #7
              The worst thing about so many geese is the poop they leave on the ground. What a mess!

              Just as bad are swans, especially those with babies (or whatever the hell baby swans are called).

              A baby swan is called a signet. Or an ugly duckling. [Wink]
              "But if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive." from Henry V, by Wm. Shakespeare

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              • #8
                quote:
                They will will grab onto your *** or thigh and pinch and twist.
                Sooo...that's where the term getting "goosed" comes from -- makes sense. [Wink]

                BTW, nice to be back everyone...it's been a few months since I posted last. Good to see the same people are still around.
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                • #9
                  Hi Autumn!

                  Mikey-
                  I'm very surprised that you just didn't draw down on them...LOL
                  (use the other hand!)LOL

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                  • #10
                    FL Lawdog beat me to it; those jerks will pop you on the ***, or grab you by a pinky finger, and shake like hell! Know that from first hand experience, that time I had the notion to raise some fowl(chickens, geese, ducks, and turkeys). That old gander(male) and I had it out many times! I chased him to the other side of the pen, and just as I was crossing over the woven wire fence, WHAM, he had me! Just as fast, I threw the feed pan at him, knocking him silly. After that, he stayed well away from me, but I had a bruise on my thigh as big as a silver dollar, and it took a while to go away! Yeoww!

                    FYI, if they just come running up, they probably think you are going to feed them. If they stand up straight, flap their wings, and hiss at you, that's the indication you're in for it if you don't get going.

                    Another thing you might try is carrying a plastic shopping bag with you. If they give you trouble, shake it at them, making it snap or pop loudly. Scares the hell out of turkeys & chickens; may work for geese, too.

                    Another FYI, for whoever said it: geese do not "smell" fear. Birds have no sense of smell.
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                    • #11
                      you DO carry a gun, don't you?
                      Luke 3:14
                      Then some soldiers asked him [Jesus], "And what should we do?" He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely–be content with your pay."

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                      • #12
                        Signet! That's it. I knew it didn't have that "animal" sounding name.

                        Learned my lesson with them at Powhatan Plantation in Williamsburg. Beautiful but mean.

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                        • #13
                          hehehe, even the geese don't like you! They must be liberal geese right?
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                          • #14
                            They must be liberal geese right?

                            Probably so...

                            they crap all over the place and then bite you in the butt...they make noise for no reason and they are all the time making a commotion and flapping their wings....
                            "The American People will never knowingly adopt Socialism. Under the name of "liberalism" they will adopt every segment of the socialist program,until one day America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by FLLawdog:
                              Signet! That's it. I knew it didn't have that "animal" sounding name.

                              Or 'cygnet'. Unless they're wearing their class ring....
                              If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

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