I should have seen this one coming... (wish I had a nickel everytime I've ever said that)
Invited a co-worker and his young son to stop over and feed the geese and ducks some mealworms. The little tyke was scared initially by all the honking and rukus both of the geese, one gandera and one goose both are less than six months old, were making. The little boy, almost 3 years old, finally worked up the courage to come on my side of the poultry fence and feed the geese and muscovy ducks. Things were going quite well until my buddy and I started talking and not paying enough attention. Out of the clear blue, the gander reached over and pecked his son on the neck. Scared all of us more than it hurt, didn't draw any blood but it did leave a little welt. Dad whisked his son up and I chased off Papa Goose. All's well that ends well. Note to self, grandkids haven't made it stateside yet to visit, must keep sharp eye on anyone who isn't taller than that gander and can look him eye to eye!!!
I'll take my lashing now please ;-)
Troy & Tina