Flock of Geese Love Their Favorite Visitor
Occurred on July 12, 2020 / Dartmouth
Info from Licensor: "I visit a flock of 8 geese regularly, to the point I can identify them all by the names I've given them within a couple seconds. I enjoy interacting with them and they seem quite fond of me as well, especially the gosling that was born this season. The first one at the pond in nearly a decade, the geese are already locally famous for crossing the street, so the gosling was a pretty big deal. I believe I got the first video of it on the island, and once the parents were ready to start bringing him ashore, very early on it seemed to bond to me. It even lets me pet it, which I think most people know is a very un-gooselike behavior, but is actually the 3rd one that has trusted me that much.
Since the gosling, I have been recording short videos on my trips of my interactions with them. There's a whole playlist of the gosling growing up and getting more attached to me. People seem to like following along.
There's also another adult goose with a bit of a backstory that probably trusts me as much as a goose that didn't bond at birth can trust a human.
Sometimes it's just a nice peaceful break, and sometimes some rather special interactions occur that just melt your heart. I've been enjoying sharing them with the locals, and I didn't expect it to become a huge thing, but here we are."