Must have been a Mexican goose

@dawnald (84075)
Shingle Springs, California
February 3, 2010 3:48pm CST
First of all, apologies in advance to those of you who live in snow country. It is a gorgeous day here, probably close to 70 degrees F. (21 C. approximately), crystal clear, slight breeze and everything Ireland green due to all the rain we've had. So I decided to have lunch at the lake. I'm supposed to stay off my stoopid foot, so I drove to Taco Bell, got some lunch, drove to Aquatic Center's parking lot and then walked to the lake.. I've eaten lunch there before, usually sandwiches, and the geese haven't bothered me. Today one of the gray geese (most of the geese there are Canadian geese) came running on over and started honking. Well you're not supposed to feed the wildlife, and I know that bread can be bad for them, but I'm a softie, and I had dropped some lettuce and tomato from my taco. So anyway, I gave a few little bits to Mr. Goose. Maybe it's just because it's winter and pickings are slim, but when I've gone there in the past with sandwiches the geese have never bothered me. I show up with Taco Bell and this silly goose was practically right in my face. Must have been a Mexican goose!
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@jb78000 (15163)
3 Feb 10
pah at your weather. not fair. anyway looks like mr goose is a fast food addict - perhaps you should not encourage him, he may end up not able to fly
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I'm not sure he can fly now. He's pretty fat. We had two gray geese on my street when I moved in. Somebody must have been feeding them, but they did make a mess on the sidewalks. One day they were gone. I've often wondered if the two gray geese at the lake are the same two that used to be in my neighborhood.
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@jb78000 (15163)
3 Feb 10
he's a fat goose who maybe can't fly? hope he knows to be careful around christmas time
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Fortunately, goose isn't a traditional Christmas meal over here...
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 10
Lol Dawn, well Mr Geese obviously likes Taco Bell I am glad you shared with him, but if he would have been in my face I think I would have just given him the Lot and told him to enjoy lol
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Well that was a slight exaggeration, but he did come right up behind me, maybe about 6 inches away.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 10
Lol I would have still offered him all and dashed lol
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Gissi would have got rid of him for you!
@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Feb 10
hi dawnald geese just do not like me, they come honking and grab the flesh on the calf of my let and snap,ouch horrid. we went one time to this mansion in Arizona my hubby and I to deliver phone books. we used the loud speaker and some disembodied female voice said drive on through. you are phone book deliverers? yes we said so we drove on through and as we went to get the phone books this guard goose goosed me hard. My husband, the traitor was too busy laughing at fresh to help me but then the gooses mate attacked him, zowie right in the calf of his leg. a maid came running out,called these honking meanies by names and they left us alone. We both had bruises on our legs and we literally just dumped the phone books onto the maid and drove out of there.'My hubby said he was going back there one night with his rifle, and I said no no, they would arrest you for shooting their quard geese.so he never did. but he was not laughing when he got goosed at all. Oh my gosh sorry Dawn it just hit me about the Mexican goose,he he heh he.
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@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Feb 10
typo alert grab the flesh on the calf of my let? oh dear should be leg. dyslexic fingers.lol.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
At least the geese didn't try to snog you! :-) Geese are notoriously mean, although I have never had a run in with one.
@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Feb 10
at fresh, should be at first, darned traitor he laughed when I got goosed but did not laugh when he got a big chunk grabbed by the male goose. I did though and he just gave me a dirty look.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
5 Feb 10
Cute but I must admit if Mr Goose was in my face as I was trying to eat my lunch I would be a little scared, can they peck you? I don’t know…Can they? Clearly this goose is from Mexico and he is here checking out the scene and seeing how much food is around and he will probably send for the rest of the family! We have a lake near our place and there are ducks there which I love to watch; we have signs forbidding us to feed them anything which is a shame but I’m sure there is a good reason for it.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
Ha.. I remember one time some birds were trying to peck my food while I was buying water. It was this large canteen, lol. Luckily I got back in time and shuush them away.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
Geese can get pretty nasty, but this one wasn't.
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• Australia
3 Feb 10
I thought maybe "your" goose was a health-nut who only liked his veges, but since you say he was fat, maybe he is indeed a fast-food freak - or a Mexican goose. No apologies needed here - if we ever have snow I'll be laughing! We are in the middle of summer and it is VERY humid. We've had some cooler days while it has been raining (very welcome and needed rain) but now the rain has stopped, the humidity has soared.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
I expect we'll be seeing a lot more rain before summer, but at least it doesn't really get humid here. Did I mention that California was paradise? No doubt Mr. Goose would have happily eaten any part of my meal. Well maybe not the hot sauce...
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I bet u are right, lol.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
Guess I should have said buenos dias! :-)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
4 Feb 10
U are a nut but a good nut.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
Now see what you did? Dawn walks away humming "sometimes you feel like a nut..."
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
Haha..a very good goose story. Very goosey!
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
At least I did not get goosed by the goose...
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
6 Feb 10
Goosed by the goose? Haha, too funny!
@much2say (36077)
• United States
8 Feb 10
HA!! Last year when my daughter was just as tall as the biggest goose at our local park, she freaked out over one of them who was chasing her. It tried to pinch her in the butt . . . do you think it was an Italian Goose?
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Feb 10
• United States
5 Feb 10
we had a couple of canadian geese in our yard the other day,actually stealing bird seed from the feeder.these two must have been slackers,they usually have left by now. you want to see 6 cats glued to a window.. don't mess with the geese,kids LOL
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Feb 10
oh what a visual!
@savypat (20245)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Are Mexican geese more friendly than Canadian geese? Or was it because you were eating Mexican food? Maybe it was just a smart goose who had tried that trick before and knew it worked? Birds are a lot smarter than the size of their brains would warrent. And just think of the calories you would save. Oh I finally get it, it was the calorie police in the form of a goose. Enjoy
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
I think this particular goose was just used to being fed. The Canadian geese are wilder... Actually one of the gray geese has approached me a few times before, I just didn't have any food with me. Dunno why they left me alone the time I had sandwiches. Maybe it was the hot sauce.
@dvmurphy (326)
• United States
4 Feb 10
Years ago in Ida Grove, IA we stopped and had a picnic in a park with a big lake, army helicopter statue and a pizza hut on the one edge of the lake. The lake had huge swans, geese and ducks and picnic tables and grills dotted through the park. It wasn't long when a big white swan decided he wanted my daughter's bologna sandwich and chased her around the park until she finally gave it to it and then it left her alone.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
I've heard that swans can be pretty mean too. We don't really have them here though.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
4 Feb 10
Hello, Dawn. This reminds me of when we were in St Ives, Cornwall, England a few years back. My son had come to visit, and we all bought Cornish Pasties to eat on the way to the car. David had taken one bite out of his when a seagull swooped over his shoulder and knocked the pasty out of his hand, scratching David's neck in the process. Further along the seafront, another seagull did the same thing to a young lad eating an ice cream. Evil birds!
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Feb 10
Ooh, I love Cornish pasties! Bad seagull...
@GardenGerty (115987)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I have a cat that is a Mexican cat. We are allowed to feed our ducks and geese at the in town water features. If we didn't they would flog us anyway. White swans are really meanies as well. I hope your feet get to feeling better. Do you take any vitamins or supplements?
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
The foot is an inflammation thing. But yeah I take a multi vitamin and various supplements...
3 Feb 10
Hi dawnald, our snow have all gone but we have the rain now, today it has been very wet and cold, I think in future, it better be Mexican food for the goose, it brought a smile to my face, lol! Tamara
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Maybe I'll bring him a burrito next time! :-) - Dawn
@BarBaraPrz (25027)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Feb 10
Hmmm... I read somewhere that the Taco Bell chihuahua passed on. Maybe they could test out that goose as their new spokescritter...
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Feb 10
Si senorita! :-)