We have a pair a sebbies that like to follow us around when we are out in the yard, which seems pretty common among geese. The other day I was working around the yard moving kind of quickly and apparently my smooth goose didn't want to be left behind. She began running fast and then flew about 50 -75 feet about 15 feet in the air over my head and landed right in front of me. She then proceeded to give me a good honking, I guess she didn't want to be ignored any more. This is the first time I had seen either fly. I have always read that they can't fly. I'm guessing that since she is smooth her flight feathers allowed her to take flight. Just thought I would share.