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farmerjan

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Y'all can keep the Canadian geese. They can be very aggressive and mean when raising their young. They are very destructive in the fields here. We are in an area that there are now many, that do not migrate further south. Residents now. They will get into fields planted with fall crops as cover crops.. and go through and eat the sprouts off as they come up. Nearly as destructive as the deer here. They foul the ponds with the excessive manure. They are carriers of some of the "avian flu's" that are cropping up again and do not get sick themselves but spread it. It is proven that migratory wildfowl carry it and spread it.
Once a pair decide to nest on a certain pond, it gets "programmed" into them and they will return year after year... AND their offspring will be imprinted and they will continue to return to the same place also. Next thing you have way too many .
Yes they are beautiful, and to see a flock in the "traditional V" pattern when flying is really neat. But there are not enough being hunted to keep the populations in check and not enough natural predators to keep them in check either.
 

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I raised a Canada goose from a found egg. That was why we walked the creek, looking for him. When he grew up and flew away 😭.
 
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Y'all can keep the Canadian geese. They can be very aggressive and mean when raising their young. They are very destructive in the fields here. We are in an area that there are now many, that do not migrate further south. Residents now. They will get into fields planted with fall crops as cover crops.. and go through and eat the sprouts off as they come up. Nearly as destructive as the deer here. They foul the ponds with the excessive manure. They are carriers of some of the "avian flu's" that are cropping up again and do not get sick themselves but spread it. It is proven that migratory wildfowl carry it and spread it.
Once a pair decide to nest on a certain pond, it gets "programmed" into them and they will return year after year... AND their offspring will be imprinted and they will continue to return to the same place also. Next thing you have way too many .
Yes they are beautiful, and to see a flock in the "traditional V" pattern when flying is really neat. But there are not enough being hunted to keep the populations in check and not enough natural predators to keep them in check either.
I'll take them!
 
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