What do geese do when they encounter snakes?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Going Bhonkers, May 25, 2012.

  1. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Songster

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    I'm not talking about baby goslings (i know they turn into dinner [​IMG]), but geese that are feathering, and older.

    Being curious animals, will they want to get a closer look, or do they know to run away??

    And can geese kill snakes, or is that a talent limited to warrior chickens?
     
  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Songster

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    None of the geese I've owned ever encountered a snake, but any snakelike object on the ground (bent stick, wire, and especially garden hose) makes them wary. They will hiss at it and carefully make a wide berth around it. A moving garden hose (when I'm reeling it in) makes them shriek, hiss and run away fast.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Yesterday we had a 4' blk snake in the lot and the ducks/chickens just stood their looking as I picked it up by the tail to toss it over the fence, my gander turn threw his wings out and ran for his life.. [​IMG] I don't see him protecting anything from a snake.
     
  4. Missy60

    Missy60 Chirping

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    He don't have to with you around. Seriously you picked it up by the tail and threw it. You are my hero, protector of all...lol
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Thats funny because I think geese are big cowards anyway. they just act tough, One time about a month ago we had a 6 ' blk snake in the coop and one of my ducks is sitting on eggs in there, I was hollering for my dh but he was on the phone and either didn't hear me or ignored me anyway I had to pick that snake up and carry it down the driveway before tossing it over the bank it was longer than I am tall at 5'3" I realized right then there are just some things you have to do to protect your babies.. They grow big and thick here in these mountains. [blk snakes that is]
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

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    WOW!!! Well that's kind of reassuring. I just hope mine will have enough sense to run away
     

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