The place that I was working at in Knoxville, Tennessee last week on was on the French Broad River. After lunch, my co-worker and I walked out onto the back deck that overlooks the river. We went to check the rising level of the water.
Well, its nesting season and two of the resident Canada geese took exception to our viewpoint. From about a hundred feet away, the male took flight in our direction, putting up a fuss the whole time. We thought for a minute he was coming up under the covered deck to goose us. Instead he landed just below the deck railing. Hiss! Honk! Hiss! Honk! What a racket he put up! Meanwhile, momma goose took her time waddling up to the deck to check out the situation. We figured the pair must be nesting somewhere close, possibly under the deck, so we retreated inside to leave them in peace.
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