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post #1 of 6 Old Nov 26th, 2006, 7:15 pm Thread Starter
 
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Canadian Geese have the Right-of-Way

If you're ever riding and these large honkers are crossing the street, stop, don't try to go around them in the direction they are walking. They'll speed up to make sure you know they have the Right-of-Way. When this old bird crossing in front of me glared at me, I knew she was incharge.

Let them cross then go behind them. These birds will not yield to you.

That is all I got to say about that.
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post #2 of 6 Old Nov 26th, 2006, 10:43 pm
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geese fear red umbrellas. i don't know why but they do. i used to work at a shop where the owners kept a gaggle of geese. sometimes the geese would cross the street; when they did, someone was sent to chase them back to the parking lot. an opened red umbrella worked best. those birds aren't afraid of much, but they are afraid of the dreaded red umbrella. omurphy
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geese fear red umbrellas. i don't know why but they do. i used to work at a shop where the owners kept a gaggle of geese. sometimes the geese would cross the street; when they did, someone was sent to chase them back to the parking lot. an opened red umbrella worked best. those birds aren't afraid of much, but they are afraid of the dreaded red umbrella. omurphy
I only get brave with them when I have a golf club in my hand. (3 iron)
I hiss at them real loudly like the hiss at me, But with the full face helmet on all I do is spit all over my face shield.

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post #4 of 6 Old Nov 27th, 2006, 9:50 am
 
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I almost hit a flying goose once.

With a bass boat.

I was running this little narrow channel, and a goose got up in front of me, and was sort of slow gaining altitude. I guess he figured the canal was his too. Anyway I was gaing fast on him, so I throttle back a bit, and was about 10 feet from sticking the trolling motor up his rear. He glanced back and saw the boat, and his eyes opened up WIDE like a cartoon character.

Right then and there, he "lightened ship" and pulled up and turned. Luckly I managed to avoid the "cargo" he'd jetsoned.

Don't mess with geese. They fight back.
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If you're ever riding and these large honkers are crossing the street, stop, don't try to go around them in the direction they are walking. They'll speed up to make sure you know they have the Right-of-Way. When this old bird crossing in front of me glared at me, I knew she was incharge.

Let them cross then go behind them. These birds will not yield to you.

That is all I got to say about that.
"That is all I got to say about that" ?

This sounds like there is a story you are not telling, perhaps something a little funny?

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i got a good laugh out of cajunbass's story. that's funny. omurphy
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