When Canadian geese are threatened, they quickly get rid of their fear and return to their original state, as if the threat had never existed.
If you ask any North American the question: “What is the most savage, fearsome animal on Earth?”, you will surely be surprised with the somewhat humorous answer. Not a lion, a tiger, a bear or any of those big carnivores, the answer to that question is: The Canadian goose.
For many people in North America, the sight of a Canadian goose brings up a mix of emotions. While some find them beautiful and fascinating, others feel a strong sense of fear and unease.
eese are animals that seem to have been born from hell and sent to Earth with the greatest purpose of creating chaos.
The Canadian goose, also known as the Canada goose, is a widespread bird species that is known for its distinctive honking call and striking black and white markings. They are a common sight in parks, lakes, and other outdoor areas throughout North America.
Despite their harmless appearance, many people report feeling intimidated by these birds. The reasons for this fear are varied and complex, but some experts believe it may be related to their size and territorial behavior during the mating season.
During the spring and summer months, Canadian geese can become highly aggressive and territorial, especially when they are protecting their nests and young. They may hiss, flap their wings, and even charge at people who get too close.
Like honey badgers, Canadian geese will attack any person or animal that comes close, regardless of size difference. So, in the war between the people of North America and the Canadian geese, the victory was honored by this warlike animal.
According to a recent report from the University of Illinois, the methods of scaring the common geese seem to have no effect on the Canadian geese, and because of that, their territory is tending to become more and more expansive.
Research by Dr Ryan Askren said: ‘When these geese are not harassed, they will choose to leave human areas because it is to their advantage, and there is a food source elsewhere that they want to access.
However, if they felt bothered by humans, then there was a reason for them to stay. At the same time, the source of water and food will also be the key factors to determine the movement of this animal.”
Using GPS tracking, the researchers found exactly what the geese do after being harassed by humans. Within an hour of being driven away, they will return to urban areas instead of going to a more remote place as we would like, and continue their familiar activities.
To explain the reason for this action, scientists have applied Occam’s razor principle. This principle holds that the simplest explanation for an event is the most accurate one, “scrape” away all the irrelevant hypotheses around and the rest will be true.
Simply put, the only reason the geese return to town is simply that they want something in the area and don’t care about any other obstructions, namely human eviction.
Therefore, the researchers note that the only way to get rid of them is to literally “kill” them all, but this does not receive support from the public.
Despite this fear, however, many people also find Canadian geese to be fascinating and beautiful creatures. They are a common subject of nature photography and are often featured in artwork and literature.
In fact, the Canadian goose is an important symbol in North American culture, representing freedom, migration, and the beauty of the natural world. They are also a popular subject for hunting, with thousands of hunters participating in annual hunting seasons across North America.
While the fear of Canadian geese may seem irrational to some, it is a real and complex phenomenon that reflects the complicated relationship between humans and the natural world. As we continue to share our environment with these fascinating creatures, it is important to find ways to coexist peacefully and respectfully.