Beware of falling geese

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  1. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't find this posted on the boards, but following this weeks gator and dog as shark bait wanted to continue the animal trend.
     
  2. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    That's crazy. You would think after hearing the shot he would have at least been looking around and able to avoid it.
     
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I'm amazed a goose weights enough and is hard enough to knock someone unconscious.
     
  4. mo0805 macrumors member

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    :eek: haha, this is hilarious.
    i can just imagine being the kid who sees his dad knocked out by a goose.
    bahahahhahaha! :D
     
  5. dcv macrumors G3

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    Duck! where?

    Well I was [sort of] attacked by ducks this afternoon as i skated along the Serpentine Road in Hyde Park... no joke!!
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I believe you. They're evil little sods sometimes, the swans too... love Hyde Park, though.

    However, I can imagine a goose being quite heavy. Whenever you see them in the supermarket they're usually very large birds.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    you'd think they'd be more concerned about what happened after they shot the geese....

    almost a Darwin Award there :D

    D
     
  8. dcv macrumors G3

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    These were not little, they were HUGE motherduckers!!!
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Sure they weren't Canadian geese? They're scary too.
     
  10. dcv macrumors G3

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    well it wasn't a dead one and it didn't quite land on my head and knock me unconscious.... but near enough...
     
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I take my nephew to see the local duck pond sometimes.

    the geese have ATTACKED me. Terrifying little buggers.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    This is why I always try to keep myself on big, aggressive birds good side:
     

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  13. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Man. Whatever you're feeding that goose looks, like, really good. All ridged and suggestive of deliciousness ...

    My stupid students talked me into "Fasting for Darfur." I'm so hungry ...
     
  14. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It's Belgian waffles, excellent as a snack or lunch, or as dessert with ice, cream and/or jam.

    It's not actually a goose I'm feeding, but a swan. So even it it's a bit off topic I felt it appropriate to share...

    I've been chased by both geese and swans, more than once, but I've always managed to outrun the geese. The swans, on the other hand, are fast and mean and managed to catch me and bite. Much harder than you'd think.

    I've also been bitten by an ostrich, but that's another story.

    I think birds get hostile (unless I bribe them) because they feel that I'm a cat person. :p ;)
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    When the goose landed on the guy's head, his head probably became very warm, although it was probably very soft and comfortable.

    *hugs his down pillow*
     
  16. dcv macrumors G3

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    so that really is you in your avatar?!!
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Originated from the South Park Yourself-thread, so it should be...
     
  18. dcv macrumors G3

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    that's so cool... i thought you guys drew these things!

    only a handful of posts to go before i get me an avatar... :)
     
  19. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

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    More like hugs his downed down pillow. ;)
     
  20. Bedawyn macrumors regular

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    And Google Ads outdoes itself -- the banner ad when I read this said "Got Geese? We Can Help" with a link to The Geese Police. :D

    Geese are indeed not small birds. I remember the first time I saw wild geese up close, thinking "Those are not the tame white birds from the picture books!" Really beautiful, though.
     
  21. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Did anybody else read this and think of the classic WKRP in Cincinnati episode in which the radio station had a big Thanksgiving turkey giveaway...and did it by dropping live turkeys from a helicopter?

    News reporter Les Nessman:

    To which station manager Arthur Carlson, who planned the event, had the horrified capper line:

     
  22. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't know I could buy so much geese related stuff... :D
     

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  23. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Now that you mention it... I really used to adore WKRP. Showing my age... :eek:

    A classic episode though. Up there with Mary Tyler Moore's 'Chuckles bites the dust' :)
     
  24. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Your post made me think of it. Yes, that was a very amusing and memorable episode.

    I bought new tapes yesterday for the VCR. As I sorted through others earlier to eliminate the oldest, I almost discarded one taped on 11-29-04 but never watched. It contains 14 episodes from a Three Stooges marathon. Thankfully, an index card was tucked inside the box thus avoiding a tragedy. Mindless material lives to see another day. :)
     
  25. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    They are heavy - upto 12kgs or so, and falling from 20m has got to hurt.
    My girlfriend, being Danish, says this sums up the Swedes pretty well :D
     

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