Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Waiting...

Feeding time in one of the zoo's flight cages, for this Egyptian Goose, among others. According to one reference "Egyptian Geese are very pugnacious and aggressive, especially during breeding season. They are intolerant of other birds including individuals of their own kind and are among the most vicious of all waterfowl." Which may explain why it was in a flight cage with a lot of little forest birds and no other waterfowl.

4 Comments:

Blogger Annie said...

I wonder if the keepers draw straws to see who has to go inside with the goose?

5:13 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

Very interesting information, Louz. Never heard about Egyptian geese before! well... I'm not thrilled to meet them after I read. We have many geese here in Boston, and they are not congenial either and make such a big mess!

Have a great day and stay away from these vicious birds :-)
-Alex

6:41 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Small can sometimes be very fierce :0 Actually I'm standing behind him in a flight cage that is open to zoo visitors. His whole attention was focused on the zoo keeper.

Alex - I'm embarrassed. I just realized I don't you on my links list and you've been doing Boston DF longer than I've been doing my blog. You are now added. Geez.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I like the smaller photo best, great lighting! No geese here in Sydney, you'll find them way out in the Northern Territory.

1:34 AM  

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