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I saw this on my ride last night (pic)

Old 04-27-12, 09:10 AM
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I saw this on my ride last night (pic)

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Old 04-27-12, 09:14 AM
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pretty dang cool!
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And you just sat there and watched while 4 innocent baby birds were kidnapped?!?!?!?!?! And you did nothing!!

What is this world coming to?!
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Old 04-27-12, 09:23 AM
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The man that rides with ducks.
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You were riding too slow!
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How'd it taste? Does the skin crisp up like on a duck?
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Originally Posted by GiantDefyGuy View Post
And you just sat there and watched while 4 innocent baby birds were kidnapped?!?!?!?!?! And you did nothing!!

What is this world coming to?!
I was mad because ... well ... if you ever want to have a really crazy experience ... borrow a friend's dog, and walk it in a park with geese. Pick up it's poop in a little plastic bag, because the law (and social rules) says you have to. Then, look at all the goose **** all around you.

Once, I got a pinch flat not long after riding through this park, and still had goose crap all over my tire.

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The man that rides with ducks.
Geese. And it was a purely recreational ride, with a camera no less, so maybe it should be "The Fred that rides with geese?"
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I was mad because ... well ... if you ever want to have a really crazy experience ... borrow a friend's dog, and walk it in a park with geese. Pick up it's poop in a little plastic bag, because the law (and social rules) says you have to. Then, look at all the goose **** all around you.
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ROFL! That's probably why that one is carrying the little ones around.....so they don't step in goose ****!
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The canadian geese are such a nuisance around here. One man recently was pushed into a pond by one and drowned. That's not to say that their young aren't cute of course.

I worked at a country club for a few years, and the "geese police" were out there weekly with dogs and canoes. When they were attacking golfers, my crazy boss would go out on the course with his old 20 gauge at night. One night he came back with a couple he had shot, holding them by the neck, and said something like, "my fiance is going to love these." I'm still not sure if he was kidding or not, but I would not be surprised if he ate them.
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Old 04-27-12, 10:43 AM
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Stop harassing wildlife
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Old 04-27-12, 10:49 AM
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How did you get so close without the mother attacking you? Or do you have a really good zoom that you use?
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Beware of mamma and poppa Canada Geese this time of year. They can get pretty ornery!
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Originally Posted by alexfboyle View Post
How did you get so close without the mother attacking you? Or do you have a really good zoom that you use?
Very very slowly. They get agitated when you get near them, but if you stay just outside their zone of comfort for a while, they'll decide you aren't a threat, and start to ignore you. Then you move a little closer in. Stop when they start acting like they're going to bite you.

I saw a Canada goose chase a pretty big dog in this park once, to keep it away from the goslings. I've heard of people who have guard geese instead of guard dogs, because geese can be meaner, and can't be bribed with food.
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Old 04-27-12, 11:31 AM
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That must take some stones. I hate getting close to geese, let alone geese that are protecting their babies. Just make sure to not get bit, it will hurt a lot.
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Or, you could do it Pittsburgh style, round up the geese, gas them, then feed them to the homeless!

https://www.wtae.com/r/13800917/detail.html

You haven't lived until you have dined on 30 day old aged gassed goose!
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Old 04-27-12, 12:27 PM
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Pittsburgh is a classy place. Who do they feed the homeless to?
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
One man recently was pushed into a pond by one and drowned.
Must have been a runner. No cyclist would allow that to happen.
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
One man recently was pushed into a pond by one and drowned.
IIRC, the guy was employed as a "goose chaser", was in a boat w/boots and heavy clothing on, and had dogs w/him to assist w/goose chasing.

The geese attacked him and he, unfortunately, fell out of boat. He left behind a wife and kids.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Must have been a runner. No cyclist would allow that to happen.
I have it on good authority that geese hate runners, triathletes and cyclist/poseurs
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Kate plus eight , ?

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Ahh, I actually just re-read the article. He was part of a company that got rid of geese, but in this case it was a swan that attacked him. He was just checking up on them. And yes he was wearing full waders and whatnot and was in a canoe that flipped. So unfortunate, especially when there's kids involved.
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Very aero!
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Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
Ahh, I actually just re-read the article. He was part of a company that got rid of geese, but in this case it was a swan that attacked him. He was just checking up on them. And yes he was wearing full waders and whatnot and was in a canoe that flipped. So unfortunate, especially when there's kids involved.
I've been surrounded by geese in my kayak before. Don't stop for a bread and cheese snack on the water, or they start looking like mafioso.
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Oh I believe you. The guy was actually in a kayak too, I misspoke. I have had similar experiences, but not in a kayak. On more than one occasion I've had them steal bread I was using as fish bait. The same thing once happened with shrimp and a pelican in florida. Hitchcock really had something....
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