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Message Number: 388 - Thursday, April 17, 2014 21:09:59 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Leslie LaDuca
City:  North Tonawanda
State/ Province:  New York
Country:  United States
Comments:

I have lived on the canal now for four years and during this time I have fallen in love with the geese. Before I moved here I wasn't around geese, so I didn't know how precious they are. They know my voice and seem glad to see me, they come close to the shore to greet me. They also follow me on my walks, respond to me when I talk to them. l am feeding them rolled oats and they love it. After reading what they eat, I will purchase cracked corn. I have also fed them organic shredded wheat and they love that too. When people complain about their droppings I remind them we have invaded their space not the other way around. That makes them think and they almost always see it from that perspective. Thanks for all the information about canada geese.

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Message Number: 387 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 16:53:37 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Diane
City:  Tulsa
State/ Province:  OK
Country:  USA
Comments:

I have adopted a couple of Canadian geese at my job. The female has abandoned her five eggs after about a week and I cannot find her anywhere on the grounds - or signs of blood or feathers where a predator may have gotten her and ignored the eggs. This is her second year of trying to hatch babies - she lost two batches last year. Would a female goose abandon eggs that soon?

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Message Number: 386 - Monday, April 14, 2014 11:21:15 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Patti
City:  Vancouver
State/ Province:  BC
Country:  Canada
Comments:

I have a flock that I have been feeding and getting to know very well for the past four years. The intelligence of these birds is superior. We have one dominant, old male, who is a riot, he hisses and chases everyone, then comes up to me, gets in my face, and asks for attention. I LOVE this bird. Every spring he brings his babies and any he is goosesitting to me, they feed a bit, then cuddle up next to me to nap, often times in my lap. Then the parents, or goslingsitters, meader off, knowing their babies are safe and looked after. I have had many tourists come and get pictures, often asking why they are being chased off, while I have a lap full of fuzzy babies, it is pretty funny.

To have won their trust is HUGE. It is the highlight of my day to visit with them!

thank you for your wonderful article, hopefully it will educate others!

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Message Number: 385 - Saturday, April 12, 2014 20:01:21 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Lisa Dowd
City:  Shelby
State/ Province:  Oh
Country:  usa
Comments:

Hi goose lovers! I love to read good stories of people's goose encounters. I am thankful for the folks that love and appreciate the magnificence of these birds. They are my favorite. I have some I feed every day at a local park. I have rescued a few from fishing line or being struck by a car. Right now they are nesting and I'm getting frustrated because two different pairs had their eggs busted just today. Makes me so upset I don't know what to do. I feel so sorry for the mammas. They had been sitting for all most 2 weeks now. :-( I'm hoping to catch whoever is the culprit.

Until then wish me luck!


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Message Number: 384 - Saturday, April 5, 2014 16:44:21 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Arron Muir
City:  Yukon
State/ Province:  OK
Country:  United States
Comments:

We just moved into a home were we have a large pond on the golf course right behind our house, and there are alot of Geese on the pond. We love them and the sound they make, so that is why we are trying to find out info on can we feed them are not.

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Message Number: 383 - Saturday, April 5, 2014 04:57:06 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  deemari
City:  Blue Point
State/ Province:  New York
Country:  USA
Comments:

I am heartbroken. We had new homes built in our neighborhood and the Town and the builder took much care to build around one particular old tulp tree that was on Town property. This tulip tree was approx 150 years old and huge and just beautiful. It was home to few geese who came in pairs yearly for the two decades I've lived here. Every sprng we would see them lounging under the low hanging branches with star-shaped leaves.

After a year, one new homeowner had an unmarked truck come and cut this tree down, along wth two other unhealthy cedar trees. I guess he wanted an even larger view from his elevated home. This spring, starting ths week, two geese have been wondering the street as if they are looking for their old familiar spot. Their tree is gone. Other neighbors have been letting their kids chase the geese away and one neighbor has let her dog chase them.

The geese are in front of my home right now. I do not know what to do for them.

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Message Number: 382 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014 09:45:39 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Sonya
City:  Maple ridge
State/ Province:  British columbia
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Where I live, feeding these wonderous creatures is illegal. I disregard this law, feeding the geese anyway as I love and care for them, refusing to deny the opportunity to bond with such amazing birds.

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Message Number: 381 - Sunday, March 23, 2014 14:15:11 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Nancy J. Yale
City:  Wallingford
State/ Province:  Connecticut
Country:  USA
Comments:

Hello to Everybody at Love Canada Geese:

I wanted to let you know that your website is FANTASTIC AND VERY INFORMATIVE, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T SO IN TOUCH OR CONTACT WITH CANADA GEESE!!!

I personally have been feeding cracked corn to the Canada Geese here, as well as Mallard Ducks and Mute Swans. Some eat out of my hand, but all of them come to me, sometimes before I get there, they sense I'm coming (as I have been told by the people sitting in their cars-they would say that there were not in site at all, until about 1-2 minutes before I showed up). I've been helping birds, animals, fish,etc all my life and I'm 63--it started when I was 10. As far as the Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, and Mute Swans--I have been taking care of them for about 10 yrs. It is so rewarding, but you must show them that you respect them and of course they can feel your love and sense that you are not going to hurt them. Their wings could hurt you and you must be very cautious especially if you are new to this, to keep your distance when mating season starts and especially when the young are born. Feed them yes, but don't push yourself onto them, use common sense, or they will attact with warning first, because the male is protecting his mate and young if they are born. If they were just born, even for a week, the Mute Swans, and Canada Geese might be very protective--which I don't blame them one bit.

Everything that was said is so very true and I can attest to that fact. They show you so much love, you actually feel it as they feel your love for them. The Mute Swans and Canada Geese have gone so far as if they feel any negativity or sense danger--they protect me.

I'm in the process of writing a book about my experiences, but I would suggest that you buy this book as I'm going to do. There is so much to learn about the wildlife you would be totally amazed as I'm sure you were when you found this site.

The way these wildlife are treated to me as well as to many of you out there, you must feel outraged, but here's a suggestion. All of us are trying in our own ways to help them, but if there could be a way that we band together and force the government to stop the killing and inhuman acts against wildlife and animals, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!! TRUST ME--GOVERNOR CUOMO FROM NEW YORK WANTED TO KILL ALL THE MUTE SWANS ON LONG ISLAND THIS PAST FALL IN 2013. BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND THE OUTPOURING OF PEOPLE'S OUTRAGE--HE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO STOP IT BEFORE ANY OF THEM WERE KILLED. BESIDES HIM, THE DEP WILDLIFE DIVISION- 2 DIFFERENT ONES IN NEW YORK AND ALSO THE NY AUDABON SOCIETY SAID THAT THEY SHOULD BE KILLED--AT LEAST FOR NOW THERE IS A TWO YEAR REPREIVE ON THE KILLING OF ALL THE MUTE SWANS, GET THIS--THEY ARE EVEN LISTED ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES FOR WILDLIFE. I DON'T KNOW FOR A FACT BUT I DON'T THINK THE DEER WERE AS LUCKY--I COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT THAT PART. I TRIED TO STOP THAT ALSO, I JUST PRAY THAT IT WAS STOPPED OR MOST OF THEM GOT FREE.

ITS OUR RIGHT AS THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH ACT, TO START TELLING THE GOVERNMENT, RIGHT DOWN TO OUR OWN STATE TO STOP THE KILLING AND DESTRUCTION OF EVERYTHING GOD CREATED. THEY CAN'T TALK, BUT WE SURE CAN AND I FOR ONE DEFINITELY THINK ITS ABOUT TIME WE DID. FOR EVERY SINGLE WILDLIFE, ANIMAL, ETC. IS A DOWNWARD SPIRAL EFFECT THE AFFECTS EVERYTHING WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, RIGHT DOWN TO THE WORMS OR MAGGETS THAT EAT THE FECES, OR THE BONES THAT AFTER YEARS HAVE DISSOLVED BACK INTO THE GROUND WITH THE NUTRIENTS PUT BACK AGAIN.

I HOPE WE CAN GET SOME KIND OF PETITION TOGETHER TO STOP THIS, I'M IN CONTACT WITH DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND WILL SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS AND I WILL POST IT ON HERE. EVEN IF YOU'RE OUT OF THE US--FEEL FREE TO HELP US HERE--AS WE WOULD HELP YOU IF YOU NEEDED IT--WE NEED ALL THE HELP FOR THEM AS POSSIBLE, HOPEFULLY IT NEVER REACHES ANY OTHER COUNTRY BUT THIS ONE, BUT THAT IS NOT REALISTIC AND AS SAID AS IT IS, IT'S THE TRUTH.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR HAVING SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, INFORMATIVE WEBSITE ON THE CANADA GEESE!!! BUT ESPECIALLY FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE DOING FOR THEM, SURE IT TAKES TIME AND MONEY BUT THE REWARDS THEY GIVE YOU IN RETURN ARE NOTHING TO COMPARING YOUR EXPENSE--THEY GIVE BACK MORE THAN A TRILLION FOLD!!!

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Message Number: 380 - Sunday, March 16, 2014 20:01:49 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Lisa Redford
City:  Owensboro
State/ Province:  KY
Country:  United States
Comments:

I just read your article as that I love the geese too and do not have much knowledge as to what they eat or how to help them. Was very informative. There is a pair of geese at the little pond where I am working and they seem to be lonely. I sat outside and watch them during my lunch and they watch me. thank you so much

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Message Number: 379 - Thursday, March 13, 2014 13:29:14 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Anthony
City:  Ottawa
State/ Province:  Ontario
Country:  Canada
Website URL (if any):  http://canuckada.comoj.com/
Comments:

I was just surfing the Internet when I came by your most interesting and informative site. Keep up the good work!

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