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Honk, If You Like Geese!

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    Hissin' cousins


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    Cute, Radish.
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    Some things we can learn from geese.

    A sense of a goose

    Next Autumn, when you see geese heading south for the winter, flying in a "V" formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71 percent greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
    People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, because they are travelling on the thrust of one another.

    When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front.
    If we have the sense of a goose, we will stay in formation with those people who are heading the same way we are.

    When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
    It is sensible to take turns doing demanding jobs, whether with people or with geese flying south.

    Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
    What message do we give when we honk from behind?

    Finally - and this is important - when a goose gets sick or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out of the formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies; and only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their own group.
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    f we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.

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    SB, what a great post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    What's the difference between a snake and a goose?

    A snake is an asp in the grass.

    A goose is a grasp in the ass.


    The whole story is just too long to tell but....40+ yrs/ago....rowing down the Platte river in Michigan, just the girlfriend & I. Suddenly a goose landed on the water next to our boat......apparently he just saw something in me that he did not like. He latched on to my butt & would not let go....it hurts like all hell, I didn't have the heart to hit him with the oar, the girlfriend is laughing so hard while still rowing .....we're just going in circles, I'm still fighting with the goose, she keeps laughing....finally another canoe'r rowed close, and started banging on the side of the canoe , and the damn thing let go. I did not know that bruises could be that many colors.

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    Lol !

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