Friday, June 5, 2015
Well, it was Sunday when I stopped by Deering Oaks in a pretty serious shower. This guy was pretty happy and wanted to stop by the truck and tell me the news. "Hey, the ice is out, and our newly-painted duckhouse was finally delivered this week to the island in the middle of the pond. Whoop-de-do!" When I stayed a couple of weeks out of the summer with my grandparents besides our nightly jaunts to Dairy Queen, we always grabbed a bag of bread crumbs and headed off to Woodlawn Cemetery and the duck pond. The white ones, if there were a lot of them, were pretty aggressive. I stayed close to the car, and somedays just rolled the window down to feed them. My grandmother had told me stories of getting chased and bit by some wild geese in her youthful days, and I wasn't about to test her story. The car was safe and that was where I was staying.
Geese are not always what they're 'quacked up' to be.
And that's the truth.
... nice feet.
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Yet we still feed them. What's that all about? :-)ReplyDelete
They are cute..but they do chase and bite. I'm a wee bit scared of them.ReplyDelete
That Quaker looks far too interested. So good that you heeded your wise grandmother!ReplyDelete
I didn't realize they Quaker. :-)Delete
he's very cute.ReplyDelete
cute post! yes, geese can be mean! we had a pond near where i grew up called lindo lake and we'd take a loaf of bread to feed the ducks...great memories!ReplyDelete
I can still remember that one of these chased my son as a kid... He probably did something wrong then, but it was a bit scary!ReplyDelete
I've been chased and bitten by gooses at Lake Texhoma in Texas. Years ago. Now I get bitten by various bugs. Re your comment on Ocala: Are you speaking of a band of outlaws, a rock band, or a concern band? :)ReplyDelete
We don't get geese like this here, at least in the city. Canada geese, on the other hand...ReplyDelete
Ducks are funny creatures. I wouldn't mind having a few. I have a huge pond but it's not visible from the house and the coyotes would probably get them. We do have a neighbor who has a few ducks on his pond and hasn't lost too many, although the red foxes steal their eggs and I'm not sure any babies have ever been hatched at his place. Ah, nature!ReplyDelete
I love his feet!ReplyDelete
This one in particular is adorable! Sign of a good portrait photographer...ReplyDelete
Birdman, I think you have been goosed. Know you wanted to duck any errors, but perhaps that goose misrepresented himself.ReplyDelete
I like ducks!ReplyDelete
Excellent commentary of a beautiful picture!!ReplyDelete
I like ducks....geese not so much.ReplyDelete
You just needed some cheese with your quacker.ReplyDelete
What a stance. Looks like he's saying "what you looking at Willis?"ReplyDelete