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Old 06-11-2017, 01:09 PM
 
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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

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Old 06-11-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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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!
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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Hose 'em off.

Birds poop. It's what they're good at.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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I guess geese are generally aware of how craptastic Disney is.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:42 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
Someone actually called the police?
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Lol. Geese are actually pretty nasty birds. I was hanging out at a park in Reno with a budy from work and his brother one day, and the brother decided he wanted to catch one of the geese hanging out here. He took off running and tackled one before it could get in the air, and the critter turned that pliesiosaur neck 180 degrees and drove its bill straight between the guys eyes. Flat knocked him plumb silly. A hay maker from Mike Tyson couldn't have done it better. When he announced his silly intentions I could have warned him against it, but no lesson learned is better learned than the hard way.


LMAO, so they called the cops because they got caught in a low level bombing run by a flock of geese? Oh My! So sorry folks...but....could have seen that coming a mile off. That's why showers were invented. Geese are consummate bombers. There's a reason that our own Air Force has copied geese formation flying to maximize effect of "dumb" ordnance. So, now there's 19 more educated people out there. That can't be a bad thing, can it?
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Lol. Geese are actually pretty nasty birds. I was hanging out at a park in Reno with a budy from work and his brother one day, and the brother decided he wanted to catch one of the geese hanging out here. He took off running and tackled one before it could get in the air, and the critter turned that pliesiosaur neck 180 degrees and drove its bill straight between the guys eyes. Flat knocked him plumb silly. A hay maker from Mike Tyson couldn't have done it better. When he announced his silly intentions I could have warned him against it, but no lesson learned is better learned than the hard way.


LMAO, so they called the cops because they got caught in a low level bombing run by a flock of geese? Oh My! So sorry folks...but....could have seen that coming a mile off. That's why showers were invented. Geese are consummate bombers. There's a reason that our own Air Force has copied geese formation flying to maximize effect of "dumb" ordnance. So, now there's 19 more educated people out there. That can't be a bad thing, can it?
GEESE are nasty? To defend themselves after being tackled at a full run? It's only mistake was not to take out the guy's eye.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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GEESE are nasty? To defend themselves after being tackled at a full run? It's only mistake was not to take out the guy's eye.

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.


Me, I'd been chased by plain old farm geese and found myself looking for a tree. This goose he tackled was a Canada Honker. I saw what was going to happen a mile off, and just figured I'd allow my ignorant ranch bred self to enjoy the show. It was quite entertaining.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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Were any of them named "Will?"
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:56 AM
 
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GEESE are nasty? To defend themselves after being tackled at a full run? It's only mistake was not to take out the guy's eye.
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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.


Me, I'd been chased by plain old farm geese and found myself looking for a tree. This goose he tackled was a Canada Honker. I saw what was going to happen a mile off, and just figured I'd allow my ignorant ranch bred self to enjoy the show. It was quite entertaining.
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.
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