Thursday, June 25, 2009
Typical behind the house scene.
We have a small lake behind our house that is frequented year round by Canadian Geese. They're pretty to look at, but leave droppings everywhere, which aren't the best thing for walking. Also, particularly when nesting, they can become quite aggressive and will readily chase people who may come too close. They aren't just kidding around either, with a strong beak that leaves a powerfully pinching bite.
Geese have become such a problem around airports and golf courses, that some places bring in dogs on a regular basis for the job of chasing the offending birds from the area. Of course, the geese usually return once the dog goes home, leading to excellent canine job security.
For myself, I prefer to enjoy them from a distance because I simply don't run very fast any more.