Did you ever see an old goose? Well here it is, take a good look at it. You can tell it's old, because of the rumpled feathers and the gray head.
I never before thought about what a goose would look like if it was old. I found a few other pictures of old geese on the web. I wanted to make sure I knew what I was seeing. Maybe it wasn't old; maybe it was just prematurely gray.
Did you ever stop to think that other animals, besides humans, would go gray? Honestly I never even considered it, but it is an interesting sight. Do the other geese think of the old ones as wise? Do they have a greater respect for them? Or do the old ones just get pushed off to the side?