It's time once again for a tour through nature, with your ever humble guide, Ratty, The Everyday Adventurer. It's time to take you to the magnificence of new Spring, and the wonders of life. I will show you the odd, the bizarre, the geese!
Today it's actually going to be one specific goose. The goose in these pictures is something I've never shown you before. This goose is, of course, sitting on a nest. Do you know why it's sitting on this nest?
If you guessed, for no reason at all, well, you're completely wrong! But if you guessed that the goose is sitting on an egg, then you are a winner! Give yourself a pat on the back. Go on, you know you deserve it. Hey! You didn't do it! I can see you, so do it now! Okay, that's better... some of you. I know who you others are! I'm magic!
But wait, how do I know there's an egg under there? See, I also know what you're thinking! Well, I don't know for sure. But as many of you know, I don't own a super fancy camera that can take long distance photos. As close as this goose looks is as close as this goose is.
I moved right up to it, and it was still determined not to move from that nest. I'll tell you right now that I do not recommend getting this close to a mother goose protecting here egg. She could quickly turn violent, and I've told you before that a goose can do some damage. Besides, why would you want to mess with the poor thing anyway?
I didn't linger around the goose for very long anyway. I got my pictures and then I moved away as quickly as I could. If you look closely at the new mother's face, there was definitely a look of concern. She didn't want me there, and I didn't try to disturb her.
Many people here in Michigan consider geese as pests. I understand their point, but I see them as a good example of the beauty of nature, especially a new mother goose such as this one. Just wait until her eggs hatch. Then we'll get a whole new adventure like we've never seen before!
Ahhhh. My old crazy self seems to be back. All is well.