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The Secret Language of Geese

Posted on April 16, 2015

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Spring has indeed sprung on the prairies. Along with all of the wonderful signs of this season–warmer weather, roads clear of snow and ice, flowers blooming and birds chirping–Manitobans often find themselves at the ire of hissing, honking geese.

During breeding season, male geese are hard-wired to defend their mate and nest location. Their aggressive behaviour towards potential intruders could result in physical injury to humans who don't get the message.

So what are geese trying to tell us when they bob their heads, or flap their wings? Your friends at FortWhyte Alive are here to help. Steer clear of goose danger this season with our handy guide to the "Secret Language of Geese"!