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I was attacked by a gander once. I was walking through a suburban Chicago parking lot and a mother goose was sitting on her eggs on one of the little landscaped islands in the asphalt. The father goose flew at my eyes, hissing. Fortunately, the weather was warm enough that I had taken my sweater off and was holding it draped over one shoulder, so I swung it hand knocked the goose down at arm’s length.

 
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  1. Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @BenKenobi

    I was thinking the same thing and had made several predictions to friends that the burning and spectacular display of hate and ignorance would have been over the top. I was prepared top pop the corn and watch it all unfold on 52" of big screen Korean tech.

    , @Kronos
    @BenKenobi

    The Covid-19 incubation period finally ended and now they have a bad flu. Turns out having Biden supporters rioting in the streets during a pandemic has consequences.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8219/8395968986_5fd9526db1_b.jpg

    (Who else here also received the garage “vomit bucket” as a kid with the flu?)

    , @PiltdownMan
    @BenKenobi

    They have their Nikes now. And word about arrests and prosecution for destruction of Federal property has gotten out. I don't think these people any real fire in their belly or backbone like oldtime lefty revolutionaries in other countries. These are mostly twenty something softies (the white Antifa) and inner city "yoof" (to borrow a British phrase.)

    Replies: @bomag, @MBlanc46

    , @sayless
    @BenKenobi

    A lot of Antifa, the committed believers, have probably been vacuumed up by the federales and much of what's left are kids who were, are, in just for a Summer of Fun toppling statues and screaming into the faces of law enforcement people who they know won't arrest or hurt them unless they cross a line.

    Most undergraduates have been saturated in left-wing doctrine and it seems as if there's hardly any escape from it on campus. So many of them were primed to join The Movement. Maybe the SJW recruitment net was cast too wide, so the organizers got quantity, not quality. "Ten years for fooling around with the statues, hey wait a minute." So they melted away and did something else with their holiday.

    Thomas Merton described a gathering of Communists and fellow travellers which he attended at some nice apartment on Park Avenue. The apartment was on the corner of the building so there were good views up and down the avenue and across the street too. A kid was there who observed that it would be a good site to set up a machine gun nest. He had to leave the meeting early because his mother didn't want him out late. That's what a lot of the SJW kids are like. The genuine radicals seem to be older, around thirty and up. They're the ones with some fire in their bellies.

    I was kind of disappointed too. But no policemen or agents got hurt, so that's good.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @BenKenobi

    Ben, Chicago had a bumper crop of shootings including a seven year old girl shot dead. That makes three kids, all under 10 killed in the last three weeks. And there was property damage and broken windows downtown. Have to wait for the stores to restock.

    , @tyrone
    @BenKenobi

    These people got no staying power……Viet-Cong they ain't.

    , @Indiana Jack
    @BenKenobi

    Perhaps Trump's executive order authorizing 10 years imprisonment for people who destroy public statues and the subsequent arrest of several people involved in vandalizing of the Andrew Statue close to the White House has had an effect. People are more likely to think twice if they realize that it is not all fun and games and that there might be real consequences for their actions.

    , @Clifford Brown
    @BenKenobi

    Funny thing that after a month fireworks terror all night in New York, this weekend was really quiet. Usually there are illegal fireworks on the Fourth, but this year was subdued.

    My guess is that Ghislaine Maxwell must have been running the illegal fireworks network.

    , @Richard B
    @BenKenobi

    More than likely the hostile elite told their proxy foot soldiers to cool their jets so as not to overplay their hand.

    Probably saving their energy for The RNC Convention.

    Or some other more opportune moment.

  2. We need some FBI agents to investigate this goose incident.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Ozymandias


    We need some FBI agents to investigate this goose incident.
     
    (Hah!)

    Indeed. Fifteen, at least, I should think.
    , @Muggles
    @Ozymandias

    Agree about the FBI investigating Mr. Sailer's "alleged" goose attack.

    They were mostly peaceful goose. Until he came along...

  3. My father raised geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys and rabbits during my childhood. Geese are mean bastards; better cooked than alive. I eventually discovered that the best option was to charge at them screaming like a maniac and flailing your arms. The male turkeys were no party either.

  4. Anonymous[376] • Disclaimer says:

    There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them. A handful add character to a park. Flocks of them ruin it.

    • Replies: @HA
    @Anonymous

    "There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them."

    That's what urban racoons and coyotes are for. They love goose eggs. The coyotes will also help with the exploding feral cat populations.

    If that doesn't work, you could always try the Chinese needle snakes. Or so I've heard.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Alden

    , @Alfa158
    @Anonymous

    OK, I think I see what you did there. 😄
    I’m sorry, but I’m fed up and wish I could live in a society with no “geese” at all. I’m sick and tired of it and am willing to do without the “character” they add.

    , @songbird
    @Anonymous

    Where I live, they culled them and fed them to the homeless - pretty clever trick to circumvent outrage

  5. I wonder whether this works with light birdshot loads:

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Twinkie

    It has a gas regulator so it can be adjusted to cycle with light loads.

    , @JMcG
    @Twinkie

    I like the way you think, but birdshot isnt going to kill geese. Well, eventually maybe, but you’re going to want 2s at least.
    I hope you and yours enjoyed Independence Day.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Twinkie

    , @mikemikev
    @Twinkie

    You can load birdshot as heavy as slugs.

  6. The father goose flew at my eyes, hissing. Fortunately, the weather was warm enough that I had taken my sweater off and was holding it draped over one shoulder, so I swung it hand knocked the goose down at arm’s length.

    Steve Sailer – Ganseador!

    Did you keep both wings and the tail as a souvenir?

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @EdwardM
    @Mr. Anon


    Did you keep both wings and the tail as a souvenir?
     
    My first thought was, homemade foie gras.

    Isn't that banned in Chicago? Would be a great act of civil disobedience.
  7. This guy is the Babylon Bee creative director.

  8. The Mohammedan geese are the worst.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansar_al-Islam

    What’s that sound?

    Tumbleweed.

  9. Was the goose hurt?

  10. There is nothing more dangerous than a goose that know’s close quarter combat (CQC.)

  11. @Twinkie
    I wonder whether this works with light birdshot loads:

    https://youtu.be/qnrsvUanLfU

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @JMcG, @mikemikev

    It has a gas regulator so it can be adjusted to cycle with light loads.

    • Thanks: Twinkie
  12. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    I was thinking the same thing and had made several predictions to friends that the burning and spectacular display of hate and ignorance would have been over the top. I was prepared top pop the corn and watch it all unfold on 52″ of big screen Korean tech.

  13. My teenage son told me yesterday that about thirty people a year are killed by male swans protecting the brood. He lifeguards at a country club which has several swans on the lake, and there are warning signs everywhere to stay the f—k away from the lake. My wife and I thought we would just walk down about thirty feet from the shore to see what would happen. This white dreadnought headed straight for us and we were soon nearly running up the hill back to the pool area. And my son hadn’t even told us about murder swans yet.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Thirdtwin

    Don't believe everything a teenage boy tells you.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Thirdtwin

    , @Nikolai Vladivostok
    @Thirdtwin

    I was attacked by a black swan. Deep.
    It was nothing personal, the thing was just stealing our picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Beautiful place if the swans don't get you.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Verymuchalive
    @Thirdtwin

    BS
    The mute swan is the biggest swan. It's claimed they have broken the wrist or forearm of a child. Perhaps. But if you are a terrier going near their cygnets, it's curtains. Swans are terminal for small dogs. Keep them on a lead and well away from swans.

  14. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    The Covid-19 incubation period finally ended and now they have a bad flu. Turns out having Biden supporters rioting in the streets during a pandemic has consequences.

    (Who else here also received the garage “vomit bucket” as a kid with the flu?)

  15. Is this an oblique reference to the truck-driving Canadian soldier who attempted to assassinate Justin Trudeau?

  16. Yeah, geese are total dicks.

    I love the Sailerian fightback. My sister was once attacked by one of these horrific creatures in Windsor Great Park, and her elder son’s response as a witness will ever echo down the resonant halls of time: “Goose bit Mommy.”

    That boy is now a surgeon, and I know he will use his terrifying skills to neutralize this avian threat. Someone needs to stand up to these horrific creatures; scalpel in hand, he will as he must. May God help him.

    • LOL: JMcG
  17. I was attacked by a gander of geese when I was 8 or 9 years old. I wasn’t much larger than they were, and there were about six of them. They came at me, a malicious gaggle of ruthless stunted dinosaurs, and I had to get paleolithic with them in the barnyard. Those bloody beaks hurt, geese are viscous uncouth vile creatures. Every time I meet a vegetarian, I think of those geese and tell them their effete affectation is totally perverted, it only runs as deep as their relatively arbitrary position at the top of the food chain. It’s an utterly patronizing and retarded condescension, a satanic expression of inter-special noblesse oblige. As soon as you understand that fallen nature is out to get you, and in the end you too will be food for microbes and worms, your attitude toward carnivorism will absolutely change.. Life really is eat, only to ultimately be eaten. But being the coddled bourgeois disenchanted and sublimely alienated twats vegetarians are, they never understand what I mean.. Later, when in my teens, I was able to help slaughter geese and turkeys. I did it with ardent pleasure. I’ve been bird hunting, and I love the kill. I detest chickens, except when they are on my plate. Nothing tastes better than roasted duck on an autumn evening.

    • LOL: Cortes
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @fitzhamilton


    geese are viscous uncouth vile creatures
     
    Apparently you met geese from another dimension. However, despite being misled by these slimy creatures, you fell into the correct conclusions about roasted duck. If you want a lyric reflection on the cycle of life, check out The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith.
    , @Anonymous
    @fitzhamilton

    Most flavorful is a tiny duck, of course.

  18. On Wednesday last my sister treated me to her older brother sympathy meal.

    Her ancient cat “Cat” – 17+, one-eyed and scarred all over from encounters with the new kids on the block – was sprawled over the shoulder of a recliner with a smug look on his physog.

    Earlier he’d ambushed a big herring gull, ripped the guts out of it and watched the rest of the cannibal flock demolish the rest, bar a few feathers wafting away.

    Next time he jumps onto my lap I’ll care a little less about the hair he casts.

  19. if you need advice on how to take down a wetland bird you need to turn in your human card IN SHAME

  20. Yeah, geese are actually pretty aggressive dangerous creatures. I was attacked by geese, a couple different times, — doesn’t that sound stupid? “I was attacked by a goose!” and yet it’s a real thing! — by people who kept them and who thought they were just picturesque pets, in the San Fernando Valley. They’re a problem on that big park lawn on the River in Portland, too.

    Speaking of dangerous creatures who you think are amusing, I once shook hands with Chuck D, of Public Enemy fame. The funny thing about the situation was, we both probably each thought we were condescending to the other guy.

  21. Anon[332] • Disclaimer says:

    The Canadian geese I see around all over the place are pretty placid (and gradually taking over the country). It’s just the domestic goose that’s a real bastard.

    By the way, one of the reasons why domestic geese are ill-natured and attack people is because they’re supposed to. In ancient times, they were used to guard your property if you didn’t have a dog. They’d raise a fuss if they heard someone trying to break into your house or steal your livestock from your barn, and they would throw fits if a fox or wolf appeared, etc. They were very useful as alarms. They’ve been bred to have a watchdog mentality.

    • Agree: Muggles
    • Replies: @Old Jew
    @Anon

    To protect Rome.

  22. Made a delivery to a woman once next to a pond, and a goose tried to attack me in her yard. Anyway, after I kicked it several feet down the road, I made the delivery and mentioned the goose.

    She replied “yes, two geese nest in my yard. They attack my kids and terrorize my dog.”

    I impulsively replied “well kill them and eat them!”

    That woman acted like I pooped on her porch or something. She was genuinely upset. Sheesh.

    Geese are legitimately prey. And I guarantee you, the prey fears me, not the other way around. Btw, geese are excellent prey to get in some practise with a katana.

  23. @Ozymandias
    We need some FBI agents to investigate this goose incident.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Muggles

    We need some FBI agents to investigate this goose incident.

    (Hah!)

    Indeed. Fifteen, at least, I should think.

  24. Anyone who has played golf has lost a surrounded ball to the resident geese and her spawn. Might as well leave it on the ground and take a free drop out of the “hazard” from elsewhere, no closer to the hole, of course.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  25. That was different.

  26. @Thirdtwin
    My teenage son told me yesterday that about thirty people a year are killed by male swans protecting the brood. He lifeguards at a country club which has several swans on the lake, and there are warning signs everywhere to stay the f—k away from the lake. My wife and I thought we would just walk down about thirty feet from the shore to see what would happen. This white dreadnought headed straight for us and we were soon nearly running up the hill back to the pool area. And my son hadn’t even told us about murder swans yet.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Verymuchalive

    Don’t believe everything a teenage boy tells you.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    @Cloudbuster

    Life was a lot more fun before Google.

    Replies: @Thirdtwin

    , @Thirdtwin
    @Cloudbuster

    Thanks, captain.

  27. @Twinkie
    I wonder whether this works with light birdshot loads:

    https://youtu.be/qnrsvUanLfU

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @JMcG, @mikemikev

    I like the way you think, but birdshot isnt going to kill geese. Well, eventually maybe, but you’re going to want 2s at least.
    I hope you and yours enjoyed Independence Day.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @JMcG

    At legitimate self-defense ranges, 4s and even 6s will work.

    , @Twinkie
    @JMcG

    I want the evil geese to die slow, agonizing deaths.

    Thanks and same to you.

  28. I was attacked by a gander once

    Don’t believe you for a second Steve. Fake goose.

  29. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:

    Where you are unseen, a rifle shot to the head is the unsporting but effective way to bag them.

    Mexicans around here get the bull goose to come after them and hit them in the neck with a bat like object, a scrap camshaft being the seemingly preferred choice. The cops look the other way if they can.

    Swans are more serious business and you are justified in using deadly force to stop them. So just draw and shoot them if they charge. Any man stopping cartridge ought to stop a swan.

    When I was a kid we went to a wedding reception where a swan was served. Beef was also available , but there were a lot of people and the swan must have fed a bunch. I thought it was dry and a tad tough.

    • Replies: @sayless
    @Anonymous

    Are the Mexicans dispatching Canadian geese or domestic geese?

  30. No goose deed goes unpunished:

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @The Alarmist

    Yeah, the lady was just being altruistic. She said "Here's a nice little goose", and the male goose thought she said "Here's a nice little noose" and laid into her.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  31. @JMcG
    @Twinkie

    I like the way you think, but birdshot isnt going to kill geese. Well, eventually maybe, but you’re going to want 2s at least.
    I hope you and yours enjoyed Independence Day.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Twinkie

    At legitimate self-defense ranges, 4s and even 6s will work.

    • LOL: JMcG
  32. @JMcG
    @Twinkie

    I like the way you think, but birdshot isnt going to kill geese. Well, eventually maybe, but you’re going to want 2s at least.
    I hope you and yours enjoyed Independence Day.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Twinkie

    I want the evil geese to die slow, agonizing deaths.

    Thanks and same to you.

  33. @Thirdtwin
    My teenage son told me yesterday that about thirty people a year are killed by male swans protecting the brood. He lifeguards at a country club which has several swans on the lake, and there are warning signs everywhere to stay the f—k away from the lake. My wife and I thought we would just walk down about thirty feet from the shore to see what would happen. This white dreadnought headed straight for us and we were soon nearly running up the hill back to the pool area. And my son hadn’t even told us about murder swans yet.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Verymuchalive

    I was attacked by a black swan. Deep.
    It was nothing personal, the thing was just stealing our picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Beautiful place if the swans don’t get you.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Nikolai Vladivostok

    I was attacked by a black swan.

    Did you inform Nassim Taleb?

  34. • Thanks: PiltdownMan
    • Replies: @Alden
    @fnn

    I was never attacked by a goose or wild animal.

    I used to take the kids to the nearby zoo when they were little about twice a month. I was wearing a headband with a bow on top. I felt a very gentle bump on my head. I looked up and there was a camel. It had pulled the head band off and was eating it. It was such a gentle bump and didn’t even mess up my hair.

  35. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    They have their Nikes now. And word about arrests and prosecution for destruction of Federal property has gotten out. I don’t think these people any real fire in their belly or backbone like oldtime lefty revolutionaries in other countries. These are mostly twenty something softies (the white Antifa) and inner city “yoof” (to borrow a British phrase.)

    • Replies: @bomag
    @PiltdownMan


    They have their Nikes now.
     
    LOL

    How long 'til time for some more? I'd say one of the political conventions.
    , @MBlanc46
    @PiltdownMan

    I think that you’ve got them pretty well pegged, PM.

  36. @The Alarmist
    No goose deed goes unpunished:

    https://youtu.be/OP8haNNwiF8

    Replies: @G. Poulin

    Yeah, the lady was just being altruistic. She said “Here’s a nice little goose”, and the male goose thought she said “Here’s a nice little noose” and laid into her.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @G. Poulin

    Has anyone ... especially N.N. Taleb ... considered the racist undertones of using Black Swans to largely represent bad things? When is he un-personed?

  37. Ah yes, the scourge of Canadian Geese. Hissing, honking, defecating winged pests you can’t legally kill. Apparently they prefer wide open spaces, and especially wide open spaces with water, so your average suburban office park is infested with them. My current firm leases an office in a office park with a retention pond that has a walking path around it. And the damned geese congregate around the pond and crap all over the walking path.

    When I was taking flying lessons there were times I had to shoo their fat, waddling asses away from the Cessna I was pre-flighting. In spring and summer they’d rest in the shade provided by airplanes that were tied down on the tarmac. I had to use my knee board for navigation charts and my foot to get them to move.

    When I worked for A Major Insurance Firm in Chicagoland their campus had a big reflecting pond and multiple walking paths. It was near the airport where I was shooing geese away from the airplane I wanted to fly. Their solution was to get swans to chase the geese away. It kept the geese out of the reflecting pond. They forgot their main complex had a big atrium in the center of it boxed in by buildings with big concrete planters all over the atrium. So the geese nested in the atrium in the planters, had their chicks, and honked all day long. And the honking bounced off the buildings. Very annoying.

    The best solution for geese? Man’s best friend. Get a dog and let them off the leash to “play” with the geese. 😆 When my wife and I were first married we lived in her townhouse. The townhome complex looked out on a big farm where geese would congregate when the field went fallow. Every once in a while we’d see a truck pull up, the cab door open, and a German Shepard would jump out and make a barking, snarling dash towards the geese. You never saw geese fly so fast. Darn shame we never got that dog a rawhide bone or dog treats as a thank you.

  38. @Anonymous
    There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them. A handful add character to a park. Flocks of them ruin it.

    Replies: @HA, @Alfa158, @songbird

    “There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them.”

    That’s what urban racoons and coyotes are for. They love goose eggs. The coyotes will also help with the exploding feral cat populations.

    If that doesn’t work, you could always try the Chinese needle snakes. Or so I’ve heard.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @HA

    Those geese dindu nuttin. Dey was turnin dere lives aroun'!

    , @Alden
    @HA

    Coyotes did a great service in a relatives neighborhood. They killed off the raccoons who were eating vegetables gardens, any and all flower bulbs, and attacking dogs and toddlers. As soon as the sun went down the raccoon packs would take over the road.

    The coyotes killed off the raccoons in about 3 years. Now they’re going after the dogs and protected birds that live on the beach and dunes. Everybody walks the dogs on a leash and keeps them inside at night so the coyotes can’t get the dogs. Maybe they’ll move on soon.

    I’ve seen a few raccoon and coyote attacks on dogs. The dogs always get the worst of it. Then it’s a big vet bill.

  39. @Anonymous
    There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them. A handful add character to a park. Flocks of them ruin it.

    Replies: @HA, @Alfa158, @songbird

    OK, I think I see what you did there. 😄
    I’m sorry, but I’m fed up and wish I could live in a society with no “geese” at all. I’m sick and tired of it and am willing to do without the “character” they add.

  40. I had an office mate walking across the parking lot look down at the trench coat she carrying and noticed something in the collar. Canada Goose flying overhead had unleashed a bomb load of shit that her coat caught.

  41. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    A lot of Antifa, the committed believers, have probably been vacuumed up by the federales and much of what’s left are kids who were, are, in just for a Summer of Fun toppling statues and screaming into the faces of law enforcement people who they know won’t arrest or hurt them unless they cross a line.

    Most undergraduates have been saturated in left-wing doctrine and it seems as if there’s hardly any escape from it on campus. So many of them were primed to join The Movement. Maybe the SJW recruitment net was cast too wide, so the organizers got quantity, not quality. “Ten years for fooling around with the statues, hey wait a minute.” So they melted away and did something else with their holiday.

    Thomas Merton described a gathering of Communists and fellow travellers which he attended at some nice apartment on Park Avenue. The apartment was on the corner of the building so there were good views up and down the avenue and across the street too. A kid was there who observed that it would be a good site to set up a machine gun nest. He had to leave the meeting early because his mother didn’t want him out late. That’s what a lot of the SJW kids are like. The genuine radicals seem to be older, around thirty and up. They’re the ones with some fire in their bellies.

    I was kind of disappointed too. But no policemen or agents got hurt, so that’s good.

  42. @Anonymous
    Where you are unseen, a rifle shot to the head is the unsporting but effective way to bag them.

    Mexicans around here get the bull goose to come after them and hit them in the neck with a bat like object, a scrap camshaft being the seemingly preferred choice. The cops look the other way if they can.

    Swans are more serious business and you are justified in using deadly force to stop them. So just draw and shoot them if they charge. Any man stopping cartridge ought to stop a swan.

    When I was a kid we went to a wedding reception where a swan was served. Beef was also available , but there were a lot of people and the swan must have fed a bunch. I thought it was dry and a tad tough.

    Replies: @sayless

    Are the Mexicans dispatching Canadian geese or domestic geese?

  43. @Twinkie
    I wonder whether this works with light birdshot loads:

    https://youtu.be/qnrsvUanLfU

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @JMcG, @mikemikev

    You can load birdshot as heavy as slugs.

  44. @HA
    @Anonymous

    "There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them."

    That's what urban racoons and coyotes are for. They love goose eggs. The coyotes will also help with the exploding feral cat populations.

    If that doesn't work, you could always try the Chinese needle snakes. Or so I've heard.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Alden

    Those geese dindu nuttin. Dey was turnin dere lives aroun’!

  45. @Anonymous
    There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them. A handful add character to a park. Flocks of them ruin it.

    Replies: @HA, @Alfa158, @songbird

    Where I live, they culled them and fed them to the homeless – pretty clever trick to circumvent outrage

  46. @fitzhamilton
    I was attacked by a gander of geese when I was 8 or 9 years old. I wasn't much larger than they were, and there were about six of them. They came at me, a malicious gaggle of ruthless stunted dinosaurs, and I had to get paleolithic with them in the barnyard. Those bloody beaks hurt, geese are viscous uncouth vile creatures. Every time I meet a vegetarian, I think of those geese and tell them their effete affectation is totally perverted, it only runs as deep as their relatively arbitrary position at the top of the food chain. It's an utterly patronizing and retarded condescension, a satanic expression of inter-special noblesse oblige. As soon as you understand that fallen nature is out to get you, and in the end you too will be food for microbes and worms, your attitude toward carnivorism will absolutely change.. Life really is eat, only to ultimately be eaten. But being the coddled bourgeois disenchanted and sublimely alienated twats vegetarians are, they never understand what I mean.. Later, when in my teens, I was able to help slaughter geese and turkeys. I did it with ardent pleasure. I've been bird hunting, and I love the kill. I detest chickens, except when they are on my plate. Nothing tastes better than roasted duck on an autumn evening.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Anonymous

    geese are viscous uncouth vile creatures

    Apparently you met geese from another dimension. However, despite being misled by these slimy creatures, you fell into the correct conclusions about roasted duck. If you want a lyric reflection on the cycle of life, check out The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith.

  47. Goose Self-Defense

    I usually clench ’em tight and try to avoid being surprised from behind.

  48. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    Ben, Chicago had a bumper crop of shootings including a seven year old girl shot dead. That makes three kids, all under 10 killed in the last three weeks. And there was property damage and broken windows downtown. Have to wait for the stores to restock.

  49. This would have been a Canada goose, right? Isaac Brock’s revenge! (Has anyone here ever eaten one of these?)

    Good thing this didn’t happen at a Trump course. You’d be banned from all of them for life.

    New York golfer who beat Donald Trump’s swan to death charged with animal cruelty

    Even if you claim it was an act of mercy:

    Golfer explains why he decapitated goose with club on course

    Sometimes the geese win:

    Geese trump Congress as Ruggles Golf Course was closed Monday

    Goose levels golfer, reasserting dominance over all humankind

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180424125820-03-goose-attacks-golfer-exlarge-169.jpg

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Reg Cæsar

    That would be a Käpernick Goose. They really are pernicious.

  50. @G. Poulin
    @The Alarmist

    Yeah, the lady was just being altruistic. She said "Here's a nice little goose", and the male goose thought she said "Here's a nice little noose" and laid into her.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Has anyone … especially N.N. Taleb … considered the racist undertones of using Black Swans to largely represent bad things? When is he un-personed?

  51. @Reg Cæsar
    This would have been a Canada goose, right? Isaac Brock's revenge! (Has anyone here ever eaten one of these?)


    Good thing this didn't happen at a Trump course. You'd be banned from all of them for life.

    New York golfer who beat Donald Trump's swan to death charged with animal cruelty


    Even if you claim it was an act of mercy:


    Golfer explains why he decapitated goose with club on course


    Sometimes the geese win:

    Geese trump Congress as Ruggles Golf Course was closed Monday


    Goose levels golfer, reasserting dominance over all humankind

    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180424125754-02-goose-attacks-golfer-exlarge-169.jpg
    https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180424125820-03-goose-attacks-golfer-exlarge-169.jpg

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    That would be a Käpernick Goose. They really are pernicious.

  52. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    These people got no staying power……Viet-Cong they ain’t.

  53. @PiltdownMan
    @BenKenobi

    They have their Nikes now. And word about arrests and prosecution for destruction of Federal property has gotten out. I don't think these people any real fire in their belly or backbone like oldtime lefty revolutionaries in other countries. These are mostly twenty something softies (the white Antifa) and inner city "yoof" (to borrow a British phrase.)

    Replies: @bomag, @MBlanc46

    They have their Nikes now.

    LOL

    How long ’til time for some more? I’d say one of the political conventions.

  54. Anonymous[249] • Disclaimer says:
    @fitzhamilton
    I was attacked by a gander of geese when I was 8 or 9 years old. I wasn't much larger than they were, and there were about six of them. They came at me, a malicious gaggle of ruthless stunted dinosaurs, and I had to get paleolithic with them in the barnyard. Those bloody beaks hurt, geese are viscous uncouth vile creatures. Every time I meet a vegetarian, I think of those geese and tell them their effete affectation is totally perverted, it only runs as deep as their relatively arbitrary position at the top of the food chain. It's an utterly patronizing and retarded condescension, a satanic expression of inter-special noblesse oblige. As soon as you understand that fallen nature is out to get you, and in the end you too will be food for microbes and worms, your attitude toward carnivorism will absolutely change.. Life really is eat, only to ultimately be eaten. But being the coddled bourgeois disenchanted and sublimely alienated twats vegetarians are, they never understand what I mean.. Later, when in my teens, I was able to help slaughter geese and turkeys. I did it with ardent pleasure. I've been bird hunting, and I love the kill. I detest chickens, except when they are on my plate. Nothing tastes better than roasted duck on an autumn evening.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Anonymous

    Most flavorful is a tiny duck, of course.

    • LOL: fish
  55. @Ozymandias
    We need some FBI agents to investigate this goose incident.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Muggles

    Agree about the FBI investigating Mr. Sailer’s “alleged” goose attack.

    They were mostly peaceful goose. Until he came along…

  56. >>Fortunately, the weather was warm enough that I had taken my sweater off and was holding it draped over one shoulder, so I swung it hand knocked the goose down at arm’s length.<<

    We always suspected Steve was tough. Now we know.

    People mention ducks and swans. But peacocks, Jesus.

    I worked once at a converted mansion that had a nice pond and park connected. They had flocks of peacocks. The males would screech and scream, sounding like a child being tortured.

    I never got close enough to see if they would attack. But they are loud, noisy, big (esp with the tales flurried out) and large.

    No one sneaks up on a peacock farm.

  57. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    Perhaps Trump’s executive order authorizing 10 years imprisonment for people who destroy public statues and the subsequent arrest of several people involved in vandalizing of the Andrew Statue close to the White House has had an effect. People are more likely to think twice if they realize that it is not all fun and games and that there might be real consequences for their actions.

  58. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    Funny thing that after a month fireworks terror all night in New York, this weekend was really quiet. Usually there are illegal fireworks on the Fourth, but this year was subdued.

    My guess is that Ghislaine Maxwell must have been running the illegal fireworks network.

  59. @Cloudbuster
    @Thirdtwin

    Don't believe everything a teenage boy tells you.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Thirdtwin

    Life was a lot more fun before Google.

    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
    @Clifford Brown

    It was a lot more fun before teenagers, too.

  60. @Thirdtwin
    My teenage son told me yesterday that about thirty people a year are killed by male swans protecting the brood. He lifeguards at a country club which has several swans on the lake, and there are warning signs everywhere to stay the f—k away from the lake. My wife and I thought we would just walk down about thirty feet from the shore to see what would happen. This white dreadnought headed straight for us and we were soon nearly running up the hill back to the pool area. And my son hadn’t even told us about murder swans yet.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Nikolai Vladivostok, @Verymuchalive

    BS
    The mute swan is the biggest swan. It’s claimed they have broken the wrist or forearm of a child. Perhaps. But if you are a terrier going near their cygnets, it’s curtains. Swans are terminal for small dogs. Keep them on a lead and well away from swans.

  61. @Nikolai Vladivostok
    @Thirdtwin

    I was attacked by a black swan. Deep.
    It was nothing personal, the thing was just stealing our picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. Beautiful place if the swans don't get you.

    Replies: @anon

    I was attacked by a black swan.

    Did you inform Nassim Taleb?

  62. @Clifford Brown
    @Cloudbuster

    Life was a lot more fun before Google.

    Replies: @Thirdtwin

    It was a lot more fun before teenagers, too.

  63. @Cloudbuster
    @Thirdtwin

    Don't believe everything a teenage boy tells you.

    Replies: @Clifford Brown, @Thirdtwin

    Thanks, captain.

  64. @BenKenobi
    Anybody else a little disappointed in a lacklustre July 4 showing from the Antifa/BLM crowd? One would think a July 4 that fell on a Saturday would produce some real mayhem.

    Did someone flip their switch?

    Replies: @bruce county, @Kronos, @PiltdownMan, @sayless, @Buffalo Joe, @tyrone, @Indiana Jack, @Clifford Brown, @Richard B

    More than likely the hostile elite told their proxy foot soldiers to cool their jets so as not to overplay their hand.

    Probably saving their energy for The RNC Convention.

    Or some other more opportune moment.

  65. @Anon
    The Canadian geese I see around all over the place are pretty placid (and gradually taking over the country). It's just the domestic goose that's a real bastard.

    By the way, one of the reasons why domestic geese are ill-natured and attack people is because they're supposed to. In ancient times, they were used to guard your property if you didn't have a dog. They'd raise a fuss if they heard someone trying to break into your house or steal your livestock from your barn, and they would throw fits if a fox or wolf appeared, etc. They were very useful as alarms. They've been bred to have a watchdog mentality.

    Replies: @Old Jew

    To protect Rome.

  66. @PiltdownMan
    @BenKenobi

    They have their Nikes now. And word about arrests and prosecution for destruction of Federal property has gotten out. I don't think these people any real fire in their belly or backbone like oldtime lefty revolutionaries in other countries. These are mostly twenty something softies (the white Antifa) and inner city "yoof" (to borrow a British phrase.)

    Replies: @bomag, @MBlanc46

    I think that you’ve got them pretty well pegged, PM.

  67. Back in the day, the Post-Intelligencer published a piece in which they asked readers to send in their favorite recipe that had a distinctly Seattle flavor. So a friend of mine, who was hard up at the time, submitted this:

    Green Lake Duck
    After dark, grab a seven iron….

  68. Anonymous[309] • Disclaimer says:

    That goose self-defense animation resembles this incident. Road rage turns into fight with one woman beating the other woman with her own dog (swinging it from its leash.)

    https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/woman-uses-pet-dog-on-leash-as-weapon-in-shocking-road-rage-videoocking-road-rage-video/amp/

  69. @fnn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMdhAFPWzFw

    Replies: @Alden

    I was never attacked by a goose or wild animal.

    I used to take the kids to the nearby zoo when they were little about twice a month. I was wearing a headband with a bow on top. I felt a very gentle bump on my head. I looked up and there was a camel. It had pulled the head band off and was eating it. It was such a gentle bump and didn’t even mess up my hair.

  70. @HA
    @Anonymous

    "There are too many geese around. People need to stop feeding them."

    That's what urban racoons and coyotes are for. They love goose eggs. The coyotes will also help with the exploding feral cat populations.

    If that doesn't work, you could always try the Chinese needle snakes. Or so I've heard.

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Alden

    Coyotes did a great service in a relatives neighborhood. They killed off the raccoons who were eating vegetables gardens, any and all flower bulbs, and attacking dogs and toddlers. As soon as the sun went down the raccoon packs would take over the road.

    The coyotes killed off the raccoons in about 3 years. Now they’re going after the dogs and protected birds that live on the beach and dunes. Everybody walks the dogs on a leash and keeps them inside at night so the coyotes can’t get the dogs. Maybe they’ll move on soon.

    I’ve seen a few raccoon and coyote attacks on dogs. The dogs always get the worst of it. Then it’s a big vet bill.

  71. @Mr. Anon

    The father goose flew at my eyes, hissing. Fortunately, the weather was warm enough that I had taken my sweater off and was holding it draped over one shoulder, so I swung it hand knocked the goose down at arm’s length.
     
    Steve Sailer - Ganseador!

    Did you keep both wings and the tail as a souvenir?

    Replies: @EdwardM

    Did you keep both wings and the tail as a souvenir?

    My first thought was, homemade foie gras.

    Isn’t that banned in Chicago? Would be a great act of civil disobedience.

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