Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Friendly Goose

The Canada Geese in our parks are so fearless that they will walk right up to you looking for food handouts. They are big fierce birds so it is sometimes scary to say no to them!
Taking past in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

18 comments:

Christine said...

This handsome goose looks quite civilised!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He's a beauty Pat, but I know what you mean about scary, the black swans are the same here, I've seen them chase people for food :)

Tom said...

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Lowell said...

Interestingly enough, we have a bunch of these birds here in Ocala - especially in the winter. They are fearless, but usually don't bother you, especially if you're on a golf course carrying a big club! :) Nice shot!

William Kendall said...

They can be cranky when they want to be, but I've never had problems with them. This one looks quite distinctive.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are wickedly bold, aren't they?!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Sharon Anck said...

Your goose story made me think of the time I was in London, sitting on a park bench in St. James Park waiting for my friend David to meet up with me and this giant pelican came strolling up to me and looked me right in the eye. I felt kind of pinned down, I wasn't quite sure what to do but, he finally moved on to a more promising pedestrian.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I have walked past some that seem down right mean and are scary. A friendly one would be Ok. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Anni said...

I used to see these by the hundreds when I lived in Colorado...now living along the Texas Coast...they're not here. This was such a special treat!!

Being an avid birder myself, I'm visiting from the linking tool at Eileen's Saturday Critters. Thanks for sharing. If you'd like, you can add your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

TexWisGirl said...

it's that 'canada nice' thing i've heard about... ;)

Revrunner said...

Saw one "bite" a young girl this afternoon as she fed it.

Lowcarb team member said...

They can be quite scary can't they.
Like your photo though

All the best Jan

Linda said...

We have them. Some places have so many they prohibit feeding them.

bettyl-NZ said...

That's pretty comfortable for him! Most of the parks around here have ducks that waddle right up to you but not geese.

Donna said...

They know how to get what they want....

Karen S. said...

Friendly and sweet, Honk! Honk!

Anni said...

I'm back today....Thank you kindly for sharing this at I'd Rather B Birdin' for us birders to appreciate!!

Laura. M said...

It's very pretty, Pat 😉