As geese have adapted to human surroundings, they have become a common sight in our daily lives and can be a nuisance when we are trying to run errands or enjoy a park. Due to a lack of predators and an abundance of food, the birds have chosen that they prefer the same regions as humans do, increasing the likelihood of human-geese interaction. Most large construction projects have water retention ponds, and the architects provide a space for everyone to enjoy (including the geese). Unfortunately, the geese are not good at sharing and will litter the area, claiming it as their own. During nesting season, which lasts from March to May, as well as when the goslings are growing – from May to August – they can be highly territorial and hostile.
So, what should you do if you come across an aggressive goose?
Many of us have either interacted with or observed a goose strolling through a park, parking lot, grassy area, or other public space. Some may dismiss this as a routine occurrence on their way to and from work. Although these geese may appear at ease in densely populated locations, they are usually more agitated since they have begun to claim the territory (parking lot, fountain, local park, etc.) and may perceive humans as a danger. Especially if you’re trying to start a family. With the help of geese removal service, it can be easily controlled.
On a daily basis, humans and animals interact. That isn’t going to change, and neither do we want it to! We should, however, be well-versed in how to treat animals, in this case geese, so that when we do come into contact with them, we know exactly what to do so that no one is harmed.
If you ever come across an aggressive goose, here are some helpful hints:
#1 Face the goose and maintain eye contact
This isn’t a typical fight-or-flight situation. When you come into contact with an angry goose, DO NOT scream and flee. Stop dead in your tracks and stare the goose down, just like you would your future father-in-law.
#2 Take it slow
Back away from the geese once you’ve made adequate eye contact with it, as slowly as possible without making a lot of noise or making any sudden or loud movements. Continue facing the geese and, rather than stepping straight back, take a side step. When we back away from the goose directly, it encourages them to follow us; however, side stepping allows you to go away from the geese without bothering it.
#3 Keep calm and carry on
Remember to keep your cool! Don’t forget about step one. Continue facing the goose, looking him in the eyes and taking a slow side step backward. Fear is detectable in geese, just as it is in humans and other mammals. When a goose is afraid, he or she feels compelled to defend himself or herself. You want to make sure the geese is relaxed and not afraid of you. Remember, in the view of the geese, you’ve trespassed on their territory.
#4 It’s not fighting or flight
We’ve already said it, but it’s critical. DO NOT rush away from the geese with your back to it. This alerts the goose to the fact that they are in danger and must protect themselves. Keep in mind that the geese are the center of attention!
#5 If the goose attacks
It’s likely that the goose will still feel intimidated even after taking precautions and employing the four preceding procedures. You’ve “encroached” on their goose territory. If the goose approaches your face, duck and moves at a 90-degree angle while still facing the goose. The onslaught should stop as you walk further away from the nesting place.
Geese control and human interaction
Because the geese habitat is rapidly growing and adapting to the human habitat, geese control is just as important as mowing grass and clearing snow. When you factor in unmated children from the previous two years who are still traveling with the nesting pairs, you may end up with as many as 44 birds from just four nesting pairs!