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Susan Kane

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another Crazy Goose Story

There must a universal crazy goose theme to merit a bronze statuette.


This is another crazy goose story.  Apparently there are many of these stories around the world, which scares me a little.  Geese are universally crazy.

My brother Don was driving the tractor from one field down the road to our house.  As he passed Neighbor Jim’s field, he saw a drama developing.  Turning off the tractor, Don watched.

The field was spotted with grazing cows and a bull.  This bull was quite full of himself, with all those breeding cows.

Also in the field was a Canadian goose, injured with a shotgun pellet in its wing.  Not a serious injury, it could still fly across the field, but not all the way to South America.  At least for a few weeks when another “V” of geese flew overhead, crazy goose found shelter with the herd.


One thing about geese is that they eat grain, corn, and its relatives in any form they find it.  Cow patties are full of partially digesting grains, so the crazy goose followed the cows around and happily filled up on what was literally left behind. 
Cow Patty: this is an explanation for you city folk.

The bull was offended.  He chased the goose away from his cows, strutting in triumph.  This happened again and again.  Crazy goose clearly had to do something.

As the bull grazed, crazy goose waddled up behind the bull.  Going between the hind legs, crazy goose positioned itself beneath the bull’s pride and joy: the testicles.  With a well-placed nip, crazy goose hit those testicles with great accuracy.

Dang it, goose!  That hurt!

The bull bellowed, reared and jumped, while crazy goose flew to the end of the field.

Gaining his composure, the bull settled down.  Crazy goose moved in for another strike.  This went on for a good thirty minutes. 

After numerous successful hits, crazy goose ventured up to a warm cow patty, finding some corn right on top.  The bull snorted and moved a good distance away from crazy goose.

Don't mess with me, bull.

An acceptable peace had been reached.  My brother Don started up the tractor and chuckled all the way home.

23 comments:

  1. When life throws you a problem, nip it in the ....s.

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    1. Yes, a problem has to be nipped somewhere, and there was the best place. Means to an end.

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  2. A goose bit me once. Testicles woud have hurt worse than my stomach, I'll bet. Knocked me about with his wings, too, until the other kids beat him off. And I didn't want anything he had.

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    1. When I was searching for crazy goose photos, there was one of a man's face. He had been beaten, battered, and bruised by a crazy goose. Eyes were swollen, stitches across the forehead--that goose was going for the gusto.

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  3. Wow, a wild goose attacking a bull! Don't mess with me! Great story!

    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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    1. One could form an elite troop of guard geese, given their ferocity!

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  4. haha wow, when a goose wants a cow pattie you get the heck out of its way, or you will be a bull no more.

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  5. Dear Susan,
    The story and the photographs left me chuckling too. Thanks for starting my morning off right!

    Peace.

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  6. Poor Bull needed some protection.
    Do athletic cups come in XXXXXXXXXlarge?
    Blessings, Joanne

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  7. What a hoot. I'd love to have been sitting on the fence while this was going on. My motto is never to cross a Canada Goose, I trust bulls more.

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  8. What a gutsy goose LOL! This is hilarious.

    P. S. I LOVE this line: "Geese are universally crazy." So true :0)

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  9. Love this!You and your crazy Geese...ha ha ha!

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  10. YAY!SO glad you finally got rid of CAPTCHA!!!!

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  11. I have geese on the farm here, lovely creatures but they can be dangerous. Had my shins severely thrashed once and put up with quite a few bites over the years. My birds will only attack if they have young with them, otherwise they are pretty cool. Make good guards, most people are very afraid of them.
    Very cool story, thanks for telling it.
    Oh, and thanks too for the visit, Geoff.

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  12. My father would have loved this story. He swore blind that it parts of Europe geese were used as watchmen and that a well placed blow from their wings could break a man's leg.
    Thank you.

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  13. Another Crazy Goose Story awesome story i like it thanks for sharing

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  14. That's what I call getting "goosed", literally! That is hilarious, Susan ...

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  15. LOL. That must have been something to see!

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  16. Hahahaha yeah geese are all insane.

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  17. Reply to all: Geese are seriously crazy. They have personal space issues, and boy howdy! don't cross them. Geese would make great guard animals. Noisy as all get out, and vicious. Thanks to all who enjoyed another crazy goose story. If you have your own, please post it!

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  18. Nice copyrighted image of an angry Canada goose. I only wish you had asked to use it.

    The photograoher.

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    1. I am so sorry, Jon. I use Bing.com/free images. Please forgive me.

      Readers: Go to http://vermilye.blogspot.com to see what a photographer comes up with when he blogs. Very nice stuff indeed!

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