What do geese do when they encounter snakes?

Going Bhonkers

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I'm not talking about baby goslings (i know they turn into dinner
), 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?
 

The goose girl

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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.
 

Miss Lydia

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I'm not talking about baby goslings (i know they turn into dinner
), 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?
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..
I don't see him protecting anything from a snake.
 

Miss Lydia

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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
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]
 

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