Oh, I'm no superwoman; I'd never attempt to pick him up with one hand only! I put the bucket down before I scoop one hand under him from the front and the other around him so he can't flap his wings in my face. For some reason he never tries to bite my face. Anywhere else is fair game, but never my face - no matter how pumped he is or what season it is.I might have to give the picking him up thing a go then, but it's difficult when you're carrying a bucket full of water in one hand; I've been punched in the nose by flapping goose wings before too and even though it's a myth they can break your arm, I can certainly believe they could break your nose if you got caught at the wrong angle, and I can imagine him flapping quite a lot if I picked him up when he was angry
Fun fact: When I carry them like that, the goose paddles her feet like she's trying to swim the olympics. Gander's feet just dangle.