Some stories you just can’t make up. Remember Mama and Papa Goose who had their eggs drowned in the last heavy storm surge? Well, they are starting a new roosting site. This time on higher ground.
In the meantime, a new goose family showed up today with four babies in tow. At dinner time, each family come up for their turn at the corn feeder. First the Goose Family showed up. They started heading back towards the water, leaving one of their babies behind.
Mama & Papa Goose showed up and I was out by then to capture the baby fledgling. He immediately thought they were his parents and started to follow them. They actually got a bit scared of him and tried to hiss and peck him away.
I tried my hardest to get between the baby and Mama & Papa Goose, but it wasn’t happening. He kept chasing them towards the water, Mama & Papa running fast.
Finally reaching their new roosting site, I was able to cut off the baby. At last his real mom started to cry out, and he desperately was trying to find him. Little as he was, he couldn’t see over the grass. Carefully herding him towards his mom, I was able to rejoin the happy family.
That’s so cute:)
Thank you ! The babies are truly adorable.
lol what an adorable gosling 🙂
Isn’t he though?
Very 🙂 you sure saved his feathers lol
Sweet story, you are a hero, Emily! I just saw a cat giving milk to newborn ducklings on TV, MILK!, so if you didn’t succeed the first mission, you could have been the mother.. 😉
Now that is totally bizarre. Amazing how nature takes care of itself when they need to. BTW, got your note and will be sharing the message.
It’s a cute story, but you’re lucky that you didn’t have both families of geese attacking you.
Ok you would laugh..I had a chair set up near a walkway by the dock. I didn’t know exactly where the new nesting site was. I went to go and sit in said chair, and Mama & Papa Goose came running over to attack me. I had to get the chair and use it like a lion tamer does so they wouldn’t get me.
They’re used to me so get about 5 feet away just making noise. The other parents didn’t seem to care at all. Silly Geese
I’ve walked up on geese and been attacked before, it’s no fun. But since you shared that story, from now on, you’ll be known as the goose tamer! 😉
Believe me, each time I go down onto the dock I take my life into my own hands. They now have eggs laid.
Well done Em….maybe your blog should be called Bella “Gosling Rescuer” Remy 😊
Now that is really funny Mark!
Glad everyone was reunited!
Me too ! I was starting to think I wouldn’t be able to separate the baby from Mama & Papa and he wouldn’t survive.
Fun Story Emily!!! “Mother Goose!!”
Thanks Jim ! Got to love the drama in the goose world.
That must have been tense! Well done for your good deed!
You should have seen me bossing the big Geese around. “Don’t be a bully…cut it out…I’m going to get you.” LOL!
You are a brave girl! Geese can be a bit aggressive, like swans.
Ahhh…. you just saved a life.
🙂 Stupid gosling…glad I save his little cuteness.
So adorable – I love these little ones