Friday, January 2, 2015
Geese Geese Geese
I have come to realize that geese are city animals. I don't see them because I live in the country now. I do have to add that I sometimes see them flying overhead, but they never stop anywhere near me. There's just not enough civilization for them here.
I'm not completely sure what they like about civilization more than the country. Maybe it's the mowed grass and neat little ponds that they like. I find them in areas like that very often. Maybe it's that they like to scavenge the garbage that people leave behind. That's not why I call them pests, but it's part of the reason.
But those yards have never been mine, so my experience is a little bit different. I still see it though. The geese I loved so much were in a nice little nature park where the flock wasn't quite so huge. These geese stayed near the lake and away from people's property. They also stayed mostly away from people.
I watched one mother goose lay her eggs. And then I watched her and the father protecting them every day. Then I saw the parents and babies swimming around the lake. Those geese seemed to know me when I came near. I'll always remember those geese above all others.
I didn't try to interact with these geese. I never do. My belief is to always leave the animals alone. I have interacted a little with a few deer in the past. I've experimented to see how close I could get to them. I've even had some curious deer walk right up to me. But then I ended it by shooing them away. I don't want them to be comfortable around just anybody.Wild animals should stay wild.
Geese aren't the nicest animals when you get close. They'll hiss at you and threaten you. They may not look like it, but they could potentially kill a dog. They're wild animals. I still like them. I just keep my distance. They're sometimes some of the goofiest birds I've ever seen. Some of my favorite animals. I'll talk to you later.