Meanest goose breed
- Plum Nearly Farm
@calpal212 there aren't any geese that can stand up to a predator with teeth. even small preds. a couple years ago a African goose was killed by a mink the member posted about it. They are not guard animals you should consider a Live stock guardian dog if you want something to protect your birds. Geese will sound an alarm if scared or threatened but usually by then it's too late.
Geese can and will deter predators. That is it, deter. When times get hard predators get desperate and stupid. A goose can cause serious injury. Similar to a mouse blinding a snake. But it cannot cause a quick kill. It can batter and bruise. It can look very scary. But it cannot kill a predator. That said metzer has "super" Africans which are very big and loud. They can make many smaller predators, everything short of an eagle or coyote think twice as long as they are only so hungry. Plus they can let a big old dog and you know that there is a nice pelt on your property.
Please don't spread the idea that a goose can hurt a predator. They cannot. The worst a goose could do is give them a bruise from their bite or wings, but they will die soon after because when a predator is looking for prey, they won't care that they've been "bitten". A mouse is fast, it can run and hide, many geese are slow compared to predators and they typically cannot just lift off the ground on a whim.
Seen an emben rupture a coon's eye. I know it did it because it was still gooey after I put a 45 through the varmit. I even traced the entry and exit cause I could hardly believe it. Predators don't like big loud aggressive things. Predators are cowards. A hungry predator don't care. One that is't desperate will choose easier quarry. For the record the good did live. It was injured pretty bad and was never the alpha gander again.
So this one time is enough to encourage people to leave their POULTRY out to fend for themselves? How irresponsible of you.