I am having a problem with an undersized Chinese white-fronted gander at my local lake. 90% of the time, he's no problem, but any time he's hungry he gets really, really mean and aggressive. He's bitten me several times and when he realizes that I am not intimidated by him, he runs off and won't let me get near him. I've been trying to make friends with him by talking to him and not showing that I am intimidated by him. Sometimes, I offer him food, but he doesn't like what I give him, he only wants cracked corn and maybe some bread and lettuce. Today, he got extremely aggressive and went between my feet, grabbed my calf and began yanking at it. It didn't hurt too much, but I had to grab him by the neck to get him to stop. I don't like doing that as I am afraid I might hurt him that way. He then flapped his wings and ran away to go boss around the other geese. I don't think he could hurt me as he's undersized and has very short wings and feathers, so even a wing-slap wouldn't be too dangerous. His companion, who is much larger, doesn't get involved except for support and to calm his angry friend. Is there anything I can do to get him to not be so aggressive towards me and other people? I often need to get near him to photograph the killdeers for my blog. I don't want to feed him when he gets aggressive because I don't want to reward that behavior. I've noticed that a lot of people "throw food" at him when he charges at them or run away. I don't do that, but I can't control what other people do. I know it's hard because he's in a public area and deals with a lot of people I have to be careful so that I don't come across as abusing or harassing him even when I'm defending myself. Lake staff doesn't have anything to do with them, so I can't rely on them to tell me "secrets" to dealing with them. I found out, today, that the other geese wouldn't let him get any food, so that might be why he was extra-cranky. Are some ganders just jerks?