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    Have You Seen A Goose Roll?

    I was down the river feeding the ducks and geese with my kids, whom incidentally are very much scared of the larger geese - even though we have a few at home that they love.

    Anywho, this funny little bugger was washing himself, when all of a sudden he rolled onto his side in the water! And it wasn't like it was shallow water - it was deep, middle of the the river stuff. He looked as though he was drowning - or at least something grabbed him (but we don't get crocs down south).

    I haven't even seen our geese at home do this.


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    Yes I have now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    Yes I have now..
    It was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. It's a pity the sun poked out from behind a cloud and lit these guys up like that, they were even bright to look at.

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    LOL great catch!
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    "Have You Seen A Goose Roll? "
    I do it every night in my sleep.
    So no, I haven't seen one.

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    what a quack up! (what..someone had to say it)
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    I grew up in Europe, and I've seen ducks and swans do it many times as a kid, to me it's just one other thing they do, just like going kwak kwak. This is intringuing, so don't Australian aquatic birds do this at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickv View Post
    I grew up in Europe, and I've seen ducks and swans do it many times as a kid, to me it's just one other thing they do, just like going kwak kwak. This is intringuing, so don't Australian aquatic birds do this at all?
    I haven't seen them do it like this, usually they bob their head in under water and pop back up letting the water roll down their back while shaking vigorously. I haven't seen any roll sideways like this, not to say they don't - I just haven't really witnessed it before.

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