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Message Number: 420 - Sunday, February 8, 2015 11:27:27 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  VALENCY of Earth
City:  Toronto
State/ Province:  ON
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Thank you Choo for sharing such beautiful and well writen stories of all these Geese. My husband and I are humanitarians like yourself and Earl (how is he doing? I hope well and healthy - drink plently of hot boiled fresh ginger and garlic, and eat raw beets to cleanse the blood), we have great sympathy for animals, a cute gesture I must share, my husband is the type to notice insects and bugs on concrete pavements (we walk a lot) and will assist them over to the other side (especially snails). Everyone has a role to be a caregiver especially since we are at the top of the animal kingdom and have the ability to brainstrom many possible options for any outcome. I truly enjoyed your warmth and love for these particular creatures and now have a deeper respect for Canadian Geese after learning about their personatlies through your stories.

I actually came across your website after doing some research on Geese because I curious to know what they ate. We have approx. 10 Geese who hang out in the park across from us, we moved here last year in October of 2014 and yesterday I just noticed they are still here through the Winter months, this I found unusal (I thought they always migrated South but then I found a map which indicates regions and areas for year-round habitat for Geese). This entire weekend I definitely gained a wealth of knowledge, the experience was touching.

Sincerely, thank you - thank you - thank you!

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Message Number: 419 - Wednesday, February 4, 2015 11:06:52 PDT
Posted From:
Name:  Csilla
City:  Cleveland
State/ Province:  OH
Country:  US
Comments:

I love Canada geese. I have been spending time with them, photographing them, studying them for three years. They are magnificent creatures.

Sadly, one of our parks posted a "Do not feed" sign not so long ago and the building manager of the office building I work at just recently said that he was thinking of bringing some dogs in to scare the geese.. Very, very sad.

They are so beautiful, so loving, they bring nothing but joy to me.

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Message Number: 418 - Tuesday, February 3, 2015 02:47:39 PDT
Posted From: United Kingdom
Name:  Helene Gardiner
City:  Hereford
Country:  England, UK
Comments:

Hi

We have a pair of resident canada geese which my husband brought home after they got separated from their parents. They will be 2yrs in spring. I spend most days retrieving them from my neighbours farm next door as they like human/machinery company!

I will try and post our story and some pics in the near future.

Thanks, Helene

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Message Number: 417 - Sunday, February 1, 2015 20:16:58 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Bill Thompson
City:  Cobourg
State/ Province:  Ontario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

I would like to correct an error on my previous posting.

I should have double checked everything I wrote as the automatic fill -in feature on my iPad has a mind of its own.

My statement should read "I agree with the banning of feeding in summer because natural food IS available.

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Message Number: 416 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 16:25:35 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Bill Thompson
City:  Cobourg
State/ Province:  Intario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

The town of Cobourg Ontario has a ByLaw that bans the feeding of wildfowl even during extreme winter conditions, I agree and comply with non feeding in summer when natural food for them is not available ,butbwhen they're starving in winter conditions.

I was fined twice last winter for ignoring the bylaw and feeding the geese,seans and ducks whole corn to keep them alive.

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Message Number: 415 - Saturday, January 31, 2015 14:16:04 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Shannon Smith
City:  deux montagnes
State/ Province:  quebec
Country:  canada
Comments:

I started feeding my ducks and geese last year. I did a lot of research before because I would never want to jepordize or hurt them.There were many last summer at the beach then suddenly they were all gone. There were only 3 that I could always recognize. I founnd out that all the geese and ducks that dont migrate went to an area near rapids where the water nevver freezes. We went there and many ducks were there and my three geese were there.(2 had wing issues and the third was always with them. We visit our special babies every single day even at 32 below. Two new ones are there now, a little guy named Tiny and a big guy we named Beasto.The five of them are always together.One day on the mountain I was feedin the ducks and my husband called me. He said look whos there. Beasto had flown up and had landed at my feet. My husband said he was flying so fast he thought he would hit me then sudden,y dropped at my feet. He honked and i fed him, Wr love them so much and are compelled to visit every day. We had started last summer after my husbands son was killed and credits our guys with his recovery from grief . I can not tolerate hunting in any form and wish it were all made illegal I can,t wait for spring! Maybe some babies???

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Message Number: 414 - Friday, January 30, 2015 13:11:37 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  robert macioch
City:  levittown
State/ Province:  ny ny
Country:  usa
Comments:

many days have been spent harming fowl at my expense, i am turning a new leaf.....

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Message Number: 413 - Friday, January 16, 2015 07:04:22 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Dawn
City:  Niagara Area
State/ Province:  Ontario
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting folks know that geese aren't sticking around an area because humans are feeding them! We have many, many flocks in this area who choose to over-winter and I can assure you that it's not because I or anyone else comes around every so often with cracked corn. Proof positive: We have been feeding an injured goose (we named him "Konglong"- Chinese for 'dinosaur', and very fitting) and his flock during the past fall. His primary flight feathers were severely damaged, so flight was out of the question for him until the moult. Rehabilitation agencies did not respond to us, so we knew that we were on our own. The area he was in freezes solid in the winter, and getting to an open-water space would require flight or-at best- a VERY long swim. His chances of making it through the winter in that frozen area were pretty slim. We figured that we could at least try to improve his chances by building up his food stores. His area is now frozen over and he hasn't been sighted for a few weeks. His flock and all signs of life are gone from that area. Long story short- I went this morning to drop off some cracked corn in the nearest open-water area, where hundreds of ducks and geese over-winter. Front and center, swimming amongst the masses, was our Konglong! Somehow, he had locomoted himself to the area. So, my point is- he and his flock did NOT stay in the area to freeze because I was bringing food. The natural survival instinct took over, and always will.

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Message Number: 412 - Thursday, January 1, 2015 11:54:32 PDT
Posted From: Canada
Name:  Benjamin McFarlane
City:  Fredericton
State/ Province:  NB
Country:  Canada
Comments:

Hi guys!

Just wanted to let you know I've been enjoying reading your Canada geese stories. I've been writing a short fiction with Canada Geese in it, and I was just taking a gander, haha, online for stories. Read about Frank and Hank. I can see how it would be easy to get caught up in observing these beautiful animals. As it happens, my girlfriend and I went for a walk today and sighted a flock of them coming down the St. John River (not typical this time of year).

Thank you for your wonderful resource and for sharing your stories.

Kind regards,

Benjamin

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Message Number: 411 - Monday, November 3, 2014 18:33:27 PDT
Posted From: United States
Name:  Laura Ebbing
City:  Bigelow
State/ Province:  AR
Country:  USA
Comments:

SHAME ON ALL CITY OFFICIALS ESPECIALLY THE GAME AND FISH COMMISSION AND PARKS AND RECREATION.. PARKS ARE NOTHING WITHOUT THE BEAUTY OF WILDLIFE.

ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS THE HUNTERS AND FISHERMAN-THE SPORT OF KILLING FOR RECREATION.

. THEY HAVE NO LOVE OR RESPECT FOR ANIMALS WHICH GOD GAVE TO US TO CARE FOR.

NO WAY ARE ANY OF THEM GOD FEARING CHRISTIANS AND THEY WILL PAY FOR THEIR CRUELTY WHEN THEY MEET THEIR MAKER.

I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR THE ANIMALS THAN THESE CRUEL HUMAN BEINGS

THEY LIE TO ALL CITIZENS SAYING THEY ARE" RELOCATING THE BIRDS TO A BETTER PLACE."

NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO KILL AN INNOCENT ANIMAL UNLESS THEY ARE SUFFERING AND DYING.

I SPEND 1/2 OF MY DISABILITY BUYING THEM NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND CATCHING THE INJURED ONES (WHO ARE SLOWLY BEING AMPUTATED BY FISHING LINES).

THESE TWO WONDERFUL AND LOVING LOCAL VETINARIANS TREAT AND HEAL THE ANIMLS


( I CATCH) AND RELEASE THEM BACK INTO THE WILD.

I CAN SEE THE BABY DUCKS AND MANY GEESE DISAPPEARING FROM THE PARK EVERY DAY I GO.

I WILL BE SENDING THIS NOTE AND INFORMATION ABOUT CANADIAN GEESE TO THE LOCAL NEWS STATION.

THE SAD THING IS OUR STATE IS NOTORIOUS FOR HUNTING AND KILLING ANIMALS.

NO ONE IN THIS CITY HAS HELPED ME CATCH THESE INJURED DUCKS AND BIRDS WHO BOND WITH YOU AS SOON AS YOU HOLD THEM IN YOUR ARMS; THEY ARE INTELLIGENT AND KNOW WHEN YOU CATCH THEM THAT YOU ARE THEIR 'SAVIOR' FROM THE PAIN ANS ISOLATION THEY HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING.

AS A NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC NURSE, I DO KNOW THAT ANYONE WHO CAUSES PAIN AND SUFFERING TO A DEFENSELESS ANIMAL WILL DO THE SAME TO A DEFENSELESS CHILD.

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