A Gaggle of Goofy Geese!
You have to see it to believe it. And if you’ve never seen it before, be sure to put your sound on before playing it. Thanks goes to my mom who got this footage on a morning walk and was super quick with her camera!
My friends at Hometalk recently shared this on their Facebook page and it has over 1 million views! I know I replay it for instant cheer so perhaps you’ll want to do the same. It’s really goofy.
Apparently geese condition their youngsters to get them in shipshape for flight and part of the regiment is running!
After my mom got this video, I noticed a few others like it popping up on YouTube. It’s interesting to note that in each of them, there seems to be a lead, middle, and end-of-the-line supervising adult. In our video, I think the poor adult goose at the end of the line has sore feet or something. You’ll see when you watch it.
I love the sound of the feet!
- The female is referred to as a goose, the male is the gander.
- Young birds before fledging are called goslings.
- The entire group is a gaggle.
- When flying they are called a skein, team, or wedge.
- When flying closely together, they are a plump.
If you’d like to see more, I have a collection of favourite (and unexpected) animal videos here: