I feel like I'm in a bad relationship with my goose. Every time I come close to him, or he comes close to me (feeding, or putting them up at night) he gets his head all low and puts his wings out, and then usually manages to bite me or beat me. he caught me good behind the knee with his tiny elbow, and I have a huge bruise! And I still kind of like him! What's wrong with me? I'm a vegetarian, so I couldn't eat him, and I really admire and appreciate how he protects the ducks, even if it's just against me. I've got kids, and 1 is terrified of him, the other 2 avoid, but aren't really afraid... I got him as a teenager 2 years ago, and he is just such a jerk! my other 2 geese hiss more and get physical much less... Mr. Goose doesn't even hiss at all, he just hits and bites. hard.