In photography by webmeister Bud

Geese in the sunset fly over Blenkinsop Lake.

20070717 - updownCanon EOS 400D (XTi) · Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
300 mm · 1/400 s · f/7.1 · ISO 100

In my travels, I’ve seen mad ducks.

No, not mad, like insane. Mad, like angry.

They lower their heads, beak open, and head off in a run toward their target. It’s quite effective.

I’ve witnessed this phenomenon among geese as well. The only difference is that geese are, in comparison to ducks, mucking huge.

Oh right: and where ducks usually target other winged creatures, geese have been known to come after humans.

Geese are beautiful creatures (and good fun to converse with, being someone who can somewhat imitate a goose’s call), but don’t piss ’em off.