He's been going after Rhiannon if she backs away or runs from him. We've been trying to get her to hold her ground, show him up by yelling at him, waving her arms & charging him, but she's not consistent enough. Paul has said that the goose has charged him before, and claims that Pew-Pew even chases the car into the driveway when he comes home from work. Paul has also admitted to introducing Pew-Pew to his size twelve boot on occasion.
The goose hasn't charged or bit me as of yet. But maybe because I'm the one who feeds him and lets him out / puts him back in the pen every day. Or it could be that I don't take shit from any of my animals. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an animal abuser. But I'd be lying if I said I've never drop kicked a mean rooster, pummeled an unruly Nigerian buck goat to the ground, or whacked a biting mini-horse upside the head.
Mean livestock will not be tolerated at Krazo Acres. Especially since Rhiannon came into our lives. And I guess one could suggest that it is our own fault for somehow encouraging meanness in our animals by doing something or other, and that we deserve their aggression. I honestly believe we try to do our best in keeping our critters happy and relatively well behaved. Not saying that we'll start taking Pew-Pew or any other mean critter to psychological counseling in order to resolve the issues, but we're not purposely teasing or prodding them into aggressive behaviour.
That is the main reason we chose not to bring Pilgrim (click here and here to read more about him) to our homestead, if even for just a few days. It is also the reason that I sold Pan for two bags of corn, put certain roosters into the soup pot, killed copperheads instead of relocating them (yes, I used to relocate them) and am now considering which grains I will be feeding Pew-Pew in order to make him into a delectable Christmas Goose and side dish of foie gras.
|Aaawwww. So cute.
Too bad, stuff that sucker in the oven.