Exgoose Me?

Every time I am at the campground, I will take a few pieces of stale bread or fish/duck pellets up to the lake and feed the turtles and ducks. Sometimes there will even be a set of ducks waiting on me at the camper door in the mornings. But not this time. 

Before our morning walk I headed to the lake to feed the ducks. This day, they were not hungry, turned their heads up and swam away. I was about ready to throw the bread in the trash when I seen two geese with three little baby geese coming toward me. As they approached, I got the feed ready to hand out.

They both were hissing and flapping their wings. In my animal baby voice I said, “hey little guys, do you want something to eat? Here, you can have this bread, the fellow ducks didn't want it”. They continued to hiss but would settle down long enough to take the bread from my hand. I thought they were so sweet and very friendly.

Once the bread was gone, their wings started flapping again and the hissing continued. I just walked aways as usual. I figured this was their way of begging for more or thanking me. 

Later one people would say “I can’t believe they let you get that close to them”, or “I can’t believe they didn’t hiss at you”. Uh um, well they did hiss. A lot! I thought they were being friendly and that was just what Geese do. I had no idea I was interfering in their territory. 

So Mr. and Mrs. Goose, “exgoose me!” 


  1. Cute post Lisa! This post reminds of the time I lived down the street from a pond about 12 years ago. Surprisingly the geese found their way down to my neighborhood and the some of the neighbors fed them bread.

  2. Exgoose me, I like that. Surprising they took food from your hand.

  3. I probably would have ran away fast LOL, you are brave :)

  4. Yep, like Pilar, I smiled and it is a good goosey post. BTW I like your hair like that. Good pictures today, I have been able to feed ducks, but not the Goose!
    Sherry & jack close to the Catawba.

  5. Surprised they let you get that close. Maybe they are used to people being around.

  6. There are geese in the lake not far from here. I don’t try to get that close. That’s probably why they haven’t hissed at me.