I am not a fan.
I used to think they were nice until I worked someplace that had three ponds, two in front of the entrance to the building, requiring me to navigate a narrow path that held a multitude of geese. And that’s when I realized that Canadian Geese are really just militant bat shit crazy birds.
Trust me on this. They are evil and they plotting to take over the suburbs. It’s just a matter of time before they are elected to government positions.
DON’T be fooled by adorable pictures. These are asshole birds. AND they have no self regulation on their sanitary habits. In other words, geese poop all over the damn place.
I have advice for those of you young novices on how to deal with goose patrols. NEVER show any weakness. NEVER. Look them in the eye and keep walking toward your objective, even if they are in the way. They expect you to walk around. But that is weakness. Do not do it. They will move.
If you show weakness they will attack for arbitrary reasons that no doubt seem valid in their brains. But since their brains are the size of peanut, we can assume there is no valid reason. So don’t show weakness.
If one attacks or shows aggression, it will mark you to all the others. So never show weakness.
I’ll be honest. It is only the strictest sense of animal loving integrity that stops me from buying a shot gun and slaughtering them wholesale. They are dicks.