Are The Geese In Amarillo Really That Mean? The Answer Is No.
It's a tale as old as time, to borrow the line from a singing teapot. Some kid is at the park, when all of a sudden a goose appears and goes berserk! The kid is traumatized, the parent is pissed, and the goose goes back to doing whatever it is that a goose does.
But are the geese in Amarillo really all that mean? The answer, is no.
Yes, I know. We All Have An Angry Goose Story.
However, in all the time I've spent in Amarillo, not once have any of the geese attacked. I've gotten close enough on several occasions that the thought of disaster began to creep up in the back of my mind.
Especially when they give you the special goose stink eye.
I've got stories of geese flapping their wings and honking while chasing me as a toddler. Everyone has a story like that. Either that, or they know someone who had a bad experience with a goose.
But not once have these geese made do a quick step and hop to safety.
In All Honesty, They Seem Pretty Comfortable Around People
I watched a kid the other day do his darnedest to try and chase the geese. It was a toddler, and the geese didn't give one slice of bread that he was headed their direction.
The look of disappointment on his face was hilarious. The geese weren't only not amused, they honestly just didn't care.
Is it possible that man and goose have found a way to get along? Perhaps, it's just that they know where the bread comes from.
Be Nice To The Geese. It Seems They'll Be Nice To You.
Be kind to the geese. It seems they aren't too interested in confrontation; at least from the vantage point of my own narrow experience.
If they do look a little tense upon seeing you coming toward them, give them some room and go around. They'll just give you the goose side stink eye as you walk by.