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Old 06-12-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: The South
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests.

Anaheim police and fire officials say 17 people, including six children, were hit by bird droppings just before 9 p.m. Friday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/geese-dum...195635945.html
They should feel honored.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Nasty fishing eating bird poop. Seagulls are the worst.
Do you know why seagulls are never seen around Chinese restaurants? If they get too close they become the chicken.

Gull ... the other, other white meat.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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Someone actually called the police?
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lol...
Did the Anaheim PD fire up the police helicopters and initiate pursuit?
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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Thanks for clarifying! Yes, geese definitely can defend themselves...and their young, if need be. Maybe it's swans that are wimps? ...or not - I don't want to find out.
Oh, hell no! Swans are vicious, especially if you get near the eggs or cygnets. Swans have strong enough neck muscles and hard enough beaks to break your arm or your leg if they strike right. If one hisses at you, back off! The next action is going to hurt.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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By nasty I meant formidable. Not to be taken lightly. You have taken me out of context but I suppose that's my bad. No harm no foul. Oh that goose taught the guy a lesson that indeed could have gone down harder. I knew he was going to get hurt but he wasn't going to listen to an uneducated ranch boy like me. He was a city boy professional student type. Total gym rat and completely confident in his physical prowess to overcome such a simple creature as a goose.
Reminds me of the time me and some friends were in my IROC at a lake and decided to have swan for dinner. Simple plan, lure to swan close grab it and drag it into the car and break its neck. The damn thing almost ripped my friends ear off, crapped all over us and the interior of the car and damn near busted my nose with its wing. One of the most hilarious learning experiences in my life. We ate at Hardees.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Someone called the cops over geese pooping? What exactly were the cops going to do? Have a talking to the geese? Maybe those cops could talk to the seagulls that poop on my vehicle daily.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Last I heard, they upped the number to 19. Hopefully, there will be a complete and through investigation. Incidents like this cannot be allowed to continue!
Time to call Special Counsel Robert Mueller, both House and Senate need to investigate!
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Old 06-13-2017, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Boston
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests.

Anaheim police and fire officials say 17 people, including six children, were hit by bird droppings just before 9 p.m. Friday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/geese-dum...195635945.html
ISIS claimed responsibility.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Duluth, MN
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disneyland visitors got more adventure than they bargained for when a flock of geese let go in flight, fouling the guests.

Anaheim police and fire officials say 17 people, including six children, were hit by bird droppings just before 9 p.m. Friday.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/geese-dum...195635945.html
I also like how they felt the need to let us know that six of the poop-targets were children. Is that supposed to elicit more pity? Make it more egregious? Ratchet up the 'crime' from a misdemeanor to a felony (for the geese, that is)? But really - it's Disneyland: I had no idea there were children present .

In all seriousness, if geese at Disneyland are this much of a problem, it may be because there's a handy food source there: like maybe tourists who will feed them. "Look kids...watch the goose take a french fry..." I have no idea if this is actually the case, but if geese are so prevalent, there's usually a reason.
While geese are migratory birdsand are federally protected as such, there are large populations of them in the U.S. that have not actually "migrated" anywhere for many years, primarily due to the ability to feed year round. This is mainly because they can find food and water, but also because we provide food, whether directly or indirectly.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Do you know why seagulls are never seen around Chinese restaurants? If they get too close they become the chicken.

Gull ... the other, other white meat.
The Old Foodie: How to Cook a Sea-Gull.
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