A little while back, I wrote about two problem Chinese ganders at my lake and how they were rushing up to me and biting. I thought I'd post a little update. I decided not to approach them very close if I didn't have to and they stopped rushing at me. They still threatened me if I got too close, but didn't run at me like before. I gave them their space. I noticed that they were like this with just about everyone, especially women. But, something happened to the dominant brown one last week. On Monday, he was fine, being a jerk as usual and running around with his neck stretched out. Then, the next time I saw him, two days later, he was limping pretty bad. He still came up to me and when I approached him, he lowered his head and rattled his feathers, but he wasn't as aggressive as before. He ran up to someone else, but when he I was leaving and heading towards the other geese, he ran after me (I think he thought I was going to feed the others before he was fed). But, he wasn't aggressive about it. Now, the last two times I've seen and approached him, he's been totally non-aggressive. I saw a woman feeding him and he didn't threaten her at all, just took the food and looked at her to ask for more. Then, he left. He's still limping, too, but I figured he stepped on a rock or something. I don't think he sees well, he steps on top of all the coots and other birds when he walks around. So, everything is OK so far. However, there is another goose or gander that has gotten a little cranky and has moved to the other side of the lake with a companion. Sometimes, he runs up to me, but he's not as bad and his mood changes from moment to moment. One day, he's nice, another day, he's not. Generally, it seems, he tries to avoid humans. I don't know if I linked a photo of the two Chinese ganders, here it is from my blog: Here's the cranky gray goose. Maybe someone can tell me breed and sex?