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Daemon
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not say boo to a goose

To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in UK. More...

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not say boo to a goose — To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in UK.
Cest moi Aussi
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Some geese can be very aggressive and actually chase and/or nip at humans. I would leave them alone.
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Daemon wrote:
not say boo to a goose

To be particularly shy, diffident, or timid by nature. Primarily heard in UK. More...

Emel Rapchan
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FounDit
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Cest moi Aussi wrote:
Some geese can be very aggressive and actually chase and/or nip at humans. I would leave them alone.


They are cowards. They will only come at you when your back is turned. If they do try to nip you, turn quickly, grab them by the neck behind their head and pin their head to the ground. That way they can't hurt you with their wings (those can really hurt).

Place your other hand on the back of the goose, and rub it quickly side to side. This imitates mounting and dominating them. Release the goose, spread your arms and move aggressively towards it. It will run away.

However, they are sneaky and if you turn your back too quickly, they may come at you again. It sometimes takes several domination moves for them to recognize you and leave you alone. The are quite stupid.
thar
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I like geese, I have always found them eminently reasonable, if a bit chatty.
But they don't take any messin' - they always look like they can look after themselves if it comes to it.
I must remember that technique, though. I must admit I have never immitated mounting a goose.
[Let that lie in the internet forever]

I like them because you can herd them. A long stick for gentle guidance and they practically herd themselves!

Unlike chickens, which play 'I'll go in the barn, no I'll go out of the barn and stay out partying all night, because I want to get eaten by foxes.
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:15:17 AM

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thar wrote:
I like geese, I have always found them eminently reasonable, if a bit chatty.
They do make great watchdogs, making a horrible racket anytime they see something new, even if it appears repeatedly. Similar to guinea fowl.

But they don't take any messin' - they always look like they can look after themselves if it comes to it.
I must remember that technique, though. I must admit I have never immitated mounting a goose.
[Let that lie in the internet forever]

I like them because you can herd them. A long stick for gentle guidance and they practically herd themselves!

Unlike chickens, which play 'I'll go in the barn, no I'll go out of the barn and stay out partying all night, because I want to get eaten by foxes.

Yes, the thing about chickens is they can find the smallest hole to get out, but can't see a large open gate when you try to herd them back in. More stupid than geese...d'oh!
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