the wierd moment

Discussion in 'Geese' started by birdboy508, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it just me or geese are loyal as any thing.[​IMG]
     
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  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    I have never had geese but my mom tells stories all the time about when she was little her grandpa had some geese.
    She says that he would sit under the umbrella tree and the geese would gather around him. If the kids got close to
    him, they were promptly sent on their way. Sounds very loyal (and a little jealous!LOL) to me. Also some days I could
    have a little me time to myself to reflect! Many I should get some guard geese.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I was judging a field trial in RI.
    By the exit off of 95 to go to the club a goose had been killed along the side of the road.
    For the 4 days that I was there, the gander was standing by her side.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] that is so touching, and sad, why didn't someone move her body to protect him from getting killed or hurt. I know he would have tried to stop them but it would have been for his own good. [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Actually she was up on an embankment as if someone had placed her there. The gander was safe, but he looked so pitiful. One morning as we went by he went up to her body and nuzzled her as if trying to waken her.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:Well that makes me feel better, but I bet it was heartbreaking to see that every day. He just didn't understand, I hope he did finally leave and find another mate. See I want an ending to this story. {a happy one}.
     
  7. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a pair come back 3 years in a row, never successfully hatching a clutch. This past spring something got the female. The gander stuck around for a week calling for her, it was so heartbreaking. We hatched one of the eggs. I'm hoping he will come back next year with a new mate. He will for sure recognize my call. Every spring whenever they would return I would call "here goose, goose, goose" in a high pitched voice that only a woman can do. They would come to me for whole grain bread or corn. He came back on a regular basis for about a month. After his gosling hatched we took it outside when he was there and he was very interested in her, but she of course had imprinted on us so she wanted nothing to do with him.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:That would be great if he came back with his new mate. [​IMG]
     
  9. Yetti

    Yetti Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats what my geese do!
    after I take them for walks they will gather around my lawn chair and just bed down. if I sit and fall asleep they stay right there.

    they also like to untie my shoes while they sit too.
     
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  10. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    Central Arkansas
    Quote:Thats what my geese do!
    after I take them for walks they will gather around my lawn chair and just bed down. if I sit and fall asleep they stay right there.

    they also like to untie my shoes while they sit too.

    As long as they don't start tying your laces together.......[​IMG]
     

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