Threatening Goose Turns Out to be Adoptive FatherCanada geese are well-known for being ill-tempered and willing to attack anyone. But one gander in South Jordan, Utah, took protecting his territory to the next level. For five weeks, Narelle and John Canaan could barely leave their house because the goose would run at them. The bird, eventually named "Gangsta," would chase off joggers and pedestrians who came near the Canaan's property. They put up a sign to warn passers-by of the dangerous goose. But then they found out why the gander was so territorial. He was protecting a nest. Not his nest, but a nest of ducks that were incubating in the Canaan's hedge row. After five weeks, the duck eggs hatched, and the Canaans watched Gangsta escort 12 ducklings and their mother to the nearby lake.“We love gangster now. We do. I can get over this,” John said.Narelle says they’ve forgiven Gangsta. And they’ve set out a new sign that now describes him as the “insanely devoted goose.”The Canaans see Gangsta on the lake quite often. He is still protective of the duck family, but he no longer tries to attack people. You can see a news report at LSL-TV.-via Fark​(Image credit: ADARSHluck) #goose #gander #duck #Canadagoose
Escorting 54 Goslings Across a Road​Mike Digout (previously) has a YouTube channel called Mike’s Videos of Beavers, but we are enamored with his observations of Canada geese. Just yesterday, he recorded video of a gaggle of geese and all their goslings crossing busy Spadina Crescent in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Why did they cross the road? To get to the other side! But it's not that easy with all these youngsters. The leader waits for the right minute when no traffic is seen, and holds his/her head high while leading the parade. Yeah, he/she could go faster, but the babies couldn't. For the goslings, the street was easy, all you have to do is follow the leader. The hardest part for them was surmounting the curb on the other side. Today, Digout filmed the gaggle of geese doing something more up their alley- swimming.
Mother Goose and 47 Goslings​Mike Digout has been studying and recording beavers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, since the beginning of the pandemic. But he keeps an eye out for other wildlife, too. Canada geese use the riverbank to nest and hatch their goslings. He noticed one mother goose has 16 goslings swimming behind her, which is a big family. But at a later date, she was leading 25 fluffy babies, then 30... and Digout finally caught her one day leading a pack of 47 goslings! Surely she didn't lay that many eggs. No, it turns out that she was babysitting. This is called "gang brooding," and it happens where there are a lot of nests. This goose was particularly good at looking after the goslings of other families to give their mothers a break. Still, 47 seems to be pushing the limit, even for a mother goose. See lots more pictures of this goose with her gang at the Dodo.(Image credit: Mike Digout)#goose #Canadagoose #gosling #MikeDigout  
Morning Rush Hour at the Caenhill Countryside Centre Animal Rescue FarmIt's another great day for the animals, and they're very excited to come out of the barn to eat at their favorite spot on the farm.As the jolly man opens the door, the ostriches come out first, followed by the geese, chickens, and a literally black sheep. They eat alongside the pigs.The donkeys, meanwhile, were left behind inside the barn, so the man went to them and gave one a carrot.What an adrenaline-filled morning.(Video Credit: Caenhill Countryside Centre/ YouTube)#GoodVibes #Wholesome #Animals #ostrich #goose #chicken
Pet Goose Loves and Hugs His Owner but Attacks Everyone ElseWho says dogs are the only animals that adore and protect their humans?Let me present you to Wally the Goose! Wally is regarded as a happy and delightful goose by his owner, but not by all. Because he was raised as a chick by Mat Temmerman's brother, Wally is especially protective of his human. Are you surprised to learn that a goose can be kept as a pet? Well, geese can be a wonderful pets or companions, but they can also be hostile. Geese, like dogs, can be trained, are extremely intelligent, create close ties with their owners, and can be violent in specific conditions.Video by: Mat Temmerman#Goose #Pets #Protective
The Funniest Animals From the 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography AwardsThe Comedy Wildlife Photography Awardscompetition has just released their 2021 finalists for the world's funniest animals, so how could we not post it on Supa Fluffy?The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards competition was started 7 years ago back in 2015 by wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE. Tom Sullam and Michelle Wood joined in afterwards and the founders grew the online award to a tradition that people all over the world look forward to every year.In addition to photographs, this year's competition also has funny animals caught on video. This one above is from "Hugging best friend after lockdown" by Rahul Lakhmani.More than 7,000 photographs were submitted to the competition and a total of 42 photographs were selected as finalists. The category and overall winners will be announced on October 22, 2021.#FunnyAnimals #ComedyWildlifePhotographyAwardTake a look at our favorite funny animals and finalists 2021 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards below: