Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday pics - Geese



Yep. That's what I've got in my little 'pond.' Mostly it's just some water with cattails and weeds and peepers and a little stream that runs under the road. But this is the second year in a row the geese have tried to raise a family here. I say tried because last year I don't think any of the babies made it (snapping turtles being the likely reason why). I do hope a couple of them make it this year. They're awful cute...

Have a lovely Sunday :)

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  1. Awwwwwww!! Purdee!! I have my fingers crossed for them. :)

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  2. Snapping turtles eat baby geese? I didn't know that. Hope some do make it.

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    1. I only found out recently myself. I hope at least a couple reach maturity. We'll see...

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  3. Hope they make it this year. Awesome picture.

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    1. It is a great pic, but not mine. Found it under 'gosling pics.' My geese wouldn't let me get close enough and I don't have a good enough camera to zoom in :(

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  4. Aw, how sweet! Nasty snapping turtles.

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    1. Yes, we suspect they may have gotten one of my cats a few years back; she used to like to hang around the waters edge.

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  5. Any chance you could hire a hitman to remove said turtles?

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    1. well, I would except...snappers gotta eat too, right? I don't really like playing god.

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  6. Snapping turtles!?!? Yikes!! Awwwww fingers crossed these goslings reach maturity!! take care
    x

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    1. my fingers are crossed, too!

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  7. Cute picture. We haven't seen as many geese in the past couple of springs... don't know where they went.

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    1. snappers?

      I'm actually surprised these are here since they're probably the same pair that was here last year. You'd think they'd try a different (safer) spot. But maybe there isn't one. Maybe there are predators wherever they go.

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  8. spring babies are so cute! but the grow up into honkin poopers! ha ha.
    love your pics!

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    1. not my pic this time - I cheated.

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  9. They are very cute.
    Eels are often the culprit down this way when cygnets, ducklings or goslings are that small.

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  10. Really? Snapping turtles? That's NOT fair! I don't like that at all!!!!...:)JP

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