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saw this duck attack a swan on sunday

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and the swan cleared off, then it started attacking everything in sight , a mean mean duck , why did it do this

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Geese are VERY territorial and quite aggressive. Looks like the Canadian Goose and it will defend its territory quite fiercely. :evil: It considers the area around him to be home and will run out any strangers.

Nice capture,
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They both look like Canadian goosen to me, but it's a nice action shot. Good job!
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AJ Gressette wrote:Geese are VERY territorial and quite aggressive. Looks like the Canadian Goose and it will defend its territory quite fiercely. :evil: It considers the area around him to be home and will run out any strangers.

Add to that mating season, and possible youngsters and they are even more so.
Geese make great watchdogs :)
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harveyzone wrote:
AJ Gressette wrote:Geese are VERY territorial and quite aggressive. Looks like the Canadian Goose and it will defend its territory quite fiercely. :evil: It considers the area around him to be home and will run out any strangers.

Add to that mating season, and possible youngsters and they are even more so.
Geese make great watchdogs :)


there is a whisky distillery just outside glasgow, ballantynes ( dumbarton) and it had geese all around each building fenced in, they are used as guards and create an almighty racket if anyone tries to get near the buildings , don,t know if they'd attack someone but by the looks of this one they would
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heh! they can be pretty intimidating... but they have no arms! and can't doo much damage. now if you hear one ticking... thats a difernet story.

if you want some free booze from that distillery just bring a few cans of sardines, you can then use the geese as pack mules to help pack out your load, of course they will then follow you home. :)
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If you believe the Romans then Geese saved their city from Gallic invaders by raising the alarm when the Gauls tried to sneak in to the city at night. No tinned sardines then I guess :D
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The French got their own back. Pate de foie gras...

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they will peck you pretty hard if you cross their path!
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Elisha wrote:they will peck you pretty hard if you cross their path!


Gauls or geese? :D
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We have a lot of Canadian Geese in this area. The Southern States of the US. Tom made a very good point that Geese in mating season are very aggressive to the point where I have actually seem them cripple another goose. :twisted: Keep in mind that Geese, once partnered stay so for life! :mrgreen: Young Geese will stop at absolutely noticing to defend there territory and prove there woththyness to a mate. Canadian Geese have even been known to attach humans and farm animals!
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