Monday, October 5, 2009
Poll Results - The Meanest Animal?
"Which is the meanest animal?" That was the question that was asked in this last poll. Unlike last week's poll, which was a virtual dead heat, this one wasn't even close. It was a landslide! The winner(loser?) of this poll actually got more votes than all the rest combined! Let's see just what happened.
We wanted to know which was the meanest animal on my list. The overwhelming pick of the voters was the Goose! Goose came in at #1 with 14 votes (51%). Wow! A lot of you really think geese are mean. I'm not going to argue with the will of the voters this time. In my experience geese are indeed the rowdiest of the bunch on this list.
(crowds) and play and fight while making all kinds of noise and generally causing a huge ruckus. I've watched while they chase each other around, attacking and fighting, and sometimes ganging up on a smaller few. They also like to leave their disgusting droppings all over everywhere.
If you feed them, they will even fight over the food, trying to chase each other away while keeping it all for themselves. They are also not above attacking a human if you get too close, and these animals are much stronger than they look. They can seriously hurt with just their wings. If you see one coming at you hissing and stretching its wings, you better get away fast! Okay, on to the next animal.
Coming in at #2 is the Squirrel, with 6 votes (22%). I'm surprised that squirrels didn't do better in the voting here. They can be pretty feisty, and I've had several encounters where they have been very angry with me for seemingly no good reason. Still, they did come in at 2nd.
A surprise #4 is the curious little Chipmunk. It got 2 votes (7%). I have never seen a mean chipmunk myself, but maybe they are indeed out there. I have had a few literally scream at me and then run into the forest. I thought it was funny at the time. It was like the little creature saw a monster or something. Maybe they were just telling me where I could go.
I have told you many stories of myself being threatened and even charged at by deer. There were two days in a row where I was charged at by a small herd of deer. They were trying to chase me out of the meadow. After showing them that I was bigger than them they backed off. A short time later a woman walked up to me and told me of how that same bunch chased her back into her house so they could eat her flowers from her porch! Zero votes indeed!
Well, that concludes another successful poll for the week. I hope we all had fun with this one! I've been having slightly similar polls the last few times, so a change just might be in order. I might just have to get creative and make the next one something completely unexpected. I hope I'm up for it. Got any ideas of your own?