July 23, 2012

Anser Anser

The grey goose has a scientific name: Anser anser. To me that sounds more amusing than technical but I got that from a reputable source on geese.

This goose didn't answer when I approached, he just turned his back and stepped away.
According to the Cornell page on Confusing Domestic Geese, "their bodies are very bulky with extreme bellies on land and a big butt on the water."

Our lake has domestic geese, Canada geese, and hybrids of the two.

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