April 25, 2011

Egyptian Geese

I find it amusing that back home we had Canadian geese, and they were a nuisance because they pooped all over the golf courses. Here in South Africa, you have Egyptian geese living on all the golf courses, and they are just as much of a pain.

Different goose, same difference. Just blame a country from the North for the invasion.

This Egyptian goose looked very out of place on our rooftop

8 comments :

sheba said...

They do look out of place?????
Where should they go??
These birds are indigenous birds of Africa. If you want no problems on your golf course, why don't you just kill every living thing. Then I suppose you will be happy. This is Africa, a country, not a plastic dome.

Sine said...

wow - calm down! If you've read this blog in any more depth, you would know that I love Africa. The "out of place" comment was meant for the goose on the rooftop, which I do think is not the typical place geese hang out. It was not meant for Africa, of course they belong here and my comparison to the Canadian geese was meant to be funny. Although I do think, like Canadian geese, these are migrating birds that originally spent half the year in, well, Egypt, but they've adapted and now spend the entire year in South Africa. On a golf course, most likely.

Anonymous said...

We recently had a pair of Egyptian geese nesting on our roof in Irvine, California. They hatched their goslings and somehow got the goslings down and walked them to the nearest pond which is in a golf course about a mile away from us. I have been wondering where they would go after the goslings fledge.

Sine said...

How precious! So maybe they are not so very out of place on a rooftop. I always imagined geese to be nesting somewhere on the ground. How cute is must have been to see them marching away from your house to the pond.

Anonymous said...

We, too, had a pair of Egyptian geese nest on the roof and fledge just three goslings. We live about two miles from the golf course pond where they eventually landed. We are residents in irvine, CA. And currently our roof has been visited twice in the last week by two pairs of Egyptian geese. We recently cleared the area behind the chimney of debris and I believe that is the reason the geese decide to go elsewhere.

Sine said...

I didn't even know they have Egyptian geese in the US. We lived in North Carolina and the geese there were Canadian geese, not Egyptian. Amazing how they have spread so far and wide.

mjputnik said...

These birds are a nuisance. They are dirty, aggressive, and scream at 4:30 in the AM. I do not live on a golf course, and I want them out of here! I live in South Florida. We already have an invasion of Iguanas, Knight Anoles, Boa Constrictors, and now these evil things! If anyone knows how to get rid of them, SPILL! Sure, everything's cute when they are small... it's when they grow up and start chasing your ass down, or crapping all over your roof, car, and chase other natural birds in your area away. Here's a thought. Just leave animals where they come from. Just Sayin'

W. A. Jeffrey said...

I guess it is the old adapt to survive thing. We'd be a lot worse off if most living creatures could not adapt to humanity's expansion.