– They poop in the park. A lot.
– They squawk at you if you get too close to their nests.
– They scare your dog.
– And they walk slowly…..REALLY, REALLY SLOWLY….. across busy roads and they totally mess up your commute…….sometimes more than once a day!
But here’s a few things you might not know…….
-They remember. Geese have a strong instinct to return to the place of their birth. Some geese travel 2 to 3 thousand miles to return to the pond or area of their birth.
-They are loyal. If a member of their group gets injured or sick and can no longer travel during a migration, it is common for a few geese to remain with that goose to help give care until that goose can travel again….or until that goose dies.
-They are romantics. Most geese choose a mate at around 3 years of age. And they stay with that mate, monogamously, for life. If a mate dies, most widow or widower geese wait two or more years to choose another mate…..and many stay single until death.
So the next time a goose blocks your way on the road (tomorrow, probably), or squawks at you in the park (this weekend, probably), or reduces your big meaty pet dog to a sniveling little puppy……..lighten up.
Those romantic, loyal birds are just doing their thing.
So share the planet and smile.
You’ll get to work…….sooner or later. Just try not to step in the poop!
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