I spoke about my experience with Chinese geese in my last two posts. A couple of years ago while I was visiting a nature park, I came across a lovely goose who was very friendly. I believe it was a Greylag goose. I had my camera with me at the time (this was of course before I lost my camera last year). She saw me walking down a path and waddled right up to about just a few feet in front of me and just stayed there looking at me, making it so easy for me to take several photos of her. I am sharing my photo of her here so you can see how close she came to me. I was not at all afraid or uncomfortable, as I could tell by the way she waddled up to me that she was just as curious about me as I was about her. And I did not use any zoom in feature to take this photo, she was just a few feet in front of me. :) I also need to mention that this poor sweet Greylag goose was also a victim of an attack by the gray Chinese gander! In fact, he attacked her just before he came after me. You can click to see a larger view.
I also have a photo of the Chinese gander who attacked this Greylag goose, then myself! Here he is! The gander is the one on the left with his neck sticking out, his girlfriend is the one on the right. I think you can see by the expression on his face that he was about to attack. He has also attacked some of the staff who work at this nature park, so I have been told. Just click to see a larger view.
The videos I have selected for this post are:
A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire
Frogs Watching TV
Sweet Mint Lemonade Iced Tea
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.