Thursday, July 12, 2018

Bad Neighbors

There's this family that lives in my complex. They arrived in the spring. And they are the very worst neighbors.

They are obnoxious. They roam the sidewalks as if they own the place. They make a mess. And if I want to pass by them, they give me ugly stares and hiss at me. Yup, the father likes to hiss.

Yes, I'm shaming them on the internet. Here's what they look like:


I've never meant them any harm. But if I come close...


They gather around, ready for a fight. See the kiddo just chillin' on the sidewalk. Just sitting there. My complex houses lots of people, and they like to walk their dogs. But these neighbors object to that sort of activity.

It's so bad, if we see them in our path, we turn around and go around the long way. It's easier than a confrontation. There's no telling how violent they might get.


Yet, somehow the ducks, turtles, and lizards seem to have figured out how to live amongst them. I wonder if they give them as wide a berth as we do.

I hope they leave soon. It'd be nice to take a stroll outside without worrying about running in to them.

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  1. I like Canadian geese, but you’re right, they can truly be obnoxious sometimes

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    1. Oh yes, and this bunch... I get it. They come here to have their chicks, and they're protective. However, the chicks are now fully grown, and no one around here really molests them. So, the hostility is unnecessary.

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  2. I was surprised to see Canadian geese here in our area last week. I thought they were like the snow birds, they went home after it got hot down here.

    I would avoid them too I think especially if they were hissing at me!

    betty

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  3. As far as geese go, I am not a fan of this type. Hissss!

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  4. What can I suggest other than have barbeque duck some day, Hehe. I know I'm being evil but the smell might just send a message to our fine feathered friends to skip town, not that I'd ever have the heart to do such a ghastly thing... I wouldn't honest!

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  5. That's so hilarious. I'm afraid you're just going to have to deal with your neighbors. Or get one of those fake animal cut outs (it worked when a flock moved into the high school football field).

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  6. When I was growing up there was a pond where ducks, geese, water hens and swans all resided. It was common for families to picnic and throw bread scraps to the birds. Unfortunately, the geese became quite aggressive about wanting their scraps and would attack if you didn't feed. I remember being on the receiving end when I was quite young and was terrified of them for a number of years after.

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  7. Yikes! This is a funny post. But those birds are rather large. I can see how they'd have some bullying behaviors.

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  8. I've gotten into trouble with this sort. ~shakes head~ Good luck.

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  9. Hahaha, I'll give neighbors like yours a wide berth too, every time. They act very entitled, these guys do.

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  10. I’m back! I was in Vancouver and the Rockies which was so fun and I’ll 5alk about it. Yes....the Canada Geese, they are not that polite:) I had major issues when I was a kid u TIL I got permission to kick the white goose in the head which I did. Now, I do love animals but when they come at you and bite you and chase you, you reach a point! When I smacked that goose, they never bothered me again! I also took my sweater and placed it over my head and chased and hissed at them...that worked too. I looked a little weird but, meh, I didn’t care..hahaha

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    1. I think that'd do it. I may have to try that. Get them to go the other way for a change :)

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  11. Where we lived in Indianapolis housed many of your bad neighbors' cousins. Plus ducks. I actually think that the maintenance crew considered them employees, as they kept the grass behind the buildings and around the ponds nice and short.

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    1. Ducks are cool. I have no problems with ducks.

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    2. There was a pair that lived behind my building. As I walked past them, I'd always calmly say, "I bet you're tasty!" It only amused me.

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  12. I wouldn't like to be hissed at either. I wonder if there's a park they can wander off to...

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    1. There is. Close by. I think they staked out a claim in our neighborhood to not hang around the Canadian geese that live over there.

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  13. We have these geese infesting several local parks. My husband and I haven't been hissed at but I can testify, having owned domestic geese years ago, that they can be quite formidable if they get to hissing. So, even where you live....

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  14. HAHA...too funny. Yep, sometimes they like taking over and don't like people around.

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    1. Which is a problem when you set up camp in a condo complex!

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  15. Canada Geese are so rude! lol I think their cousins have taken up down here at our lake. smh

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  16. I am quite familiar with Canadian geese. But after reading what you have written, it looks like quite a "harassment". Hope they move to somewhere else.

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    1. Funnily enough, they vanished shortly after I wrote this post. I think they have moved on, at least until next spring.

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  17. Geese are just hateful, aren't they? There were some at my grandparents' house when my sister and I were kids, and we were both terrified of them.

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    1. I don't blame you. They probably hissed and flapped their wings. The small dog of my roommate is terrified of them, too.

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