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25 March - scarey geese teeth!
25-MAR-2007 Nicky Thurgar

25 March - scarey geese teeth!

Better than guard dogs at my father in law's farm... scarey things those geese!

And here's the scarey hens from Saturday! ;o))

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Sue Roberts16-Mar-2009 21:24
i was chased by geese twice in my life(you would think i would learn, right?)
and i always thought there were teeth on their tongues but i thought maybe i was nuts............i might be slow...............but i'm not nuts!
Roy 12-Oct-2008 02:39
Does it hurt to get bit by a goose? I really don't know now, I think it depends on your skin; as you grow older and your skin gets worn out and gets rougher and your scales(yes human have scales, a scale is what you call portions of dead skin that falls from your body every day) become thicker and larger I don't think It wuld hurt, but as a three years old kid It did hurt. They have serrated tongues and in there beak what looks like teeth are called lamellae, lamella are not teeth eiter jsut a filter for a healthy diet on aquatic birds.
They cannot bite, they are not designed for that, you can see that on their neck they wuld need a much muscular rough neck actually bite anything.They simply slide their open beak, once they get through your skin they slice portions of tesue even cut trouhg muscles clean, what is painful is not the presure but do but how fast they do it.I wuld say after you turn 15 and your skin is dry and rough it wuld be hard to feel anything at all; yet is not safe to molest a guse the whole geese group will attack you and if you are not careful by trying to avoid step in to one of them you could fall and they culd get to your face, geese can be very agresive and territorial.
Eric Hewis01-May-2007 21:50
I can't decide which picture is scariest!
Jen Shine 20-Apr-2007 00:08
Does it hurt to a human to get bit by a goose? I guess so! Wow! How close could u get! It was probably hard!
Guest 01-Apr-2007 01:08
Wow, what a shot. Vote
Greg Harp28-Mar-2007 03:59
Outstanding shot. V
nordic26-Mar-2007 15:08
worse than humans when it comes to taking their picture...:-O
Cindi Smith26-Mar-2007 13:24
Teeth on their tongues? I've never noticed that! You did good on capturing this...he doesn't look like he's too happy! Vote!
Hodero26-Mar-2007 11:32
Great catch.
Bob White26-Mar-2007 10:35
Great shot and they certainly do make good guards they would keep anyone away
Dave Wixx26-Mar-2007 05:34
I've never been that close to a gooses mouth. Bizarrely intriguing.
Kevin Sargent26-Mar-2007 04:01
Dang! Who knew? This is awesome. V
Pic Chick26-Mar-2007 00:04
OMG - who knew!?!??!!?! Gives whole new meaning to 'getting goosed'! GREAT shot!!
Bill Ewart Jr25-Mar-2007 23:45
Great timing!!!!!!! I love this!~
Gary Perkins25-Mar-2007 23:26
On his tongue?? totally funky!!
Thierry Lucas25-Mar-2007 22:42
Excellent capture, Nicky.
Enrico Martinuzzi25-Mar-2007 21:34
wow, amazing shot.
Jola Dziubinska25-Mar-2007 21:12
Terrific closeup, these theeth are really scary :)
Silvia Roitman25-Mar-2007 21:01
great capture!
Gail Davison25-Mar-2007 20:27
Yipes..... I'm running.
Sharon Rogers25-Mar-2007 20:09
Blimey! Never knew they had teeth on their tongues!! Excellent catch! v>
chrisse25-Mar-2007 19:55
Wow, he's gorgeous Nicky, I see you kept your distance at 300mm, and right you were !
Carole Stevens25-Mar-2007 19:50
He harmless, but he's so gorgeous, I love geese!
Guest 25-Mar-2007 19:46
Enny25-Mar-2007 19:41
wow, gosh, looks if he has teeth on his tonque?Is there a vet on the side.
Linda Mingay25-Mar-2007 19:38
Chris(tine)25-Mar-2007 19:34
Stuff nightmares are made of. Excellent shot. Chris
Zak25-Mar-2007 19:21
whoa :-o
David Barrett25-Mar-2007 19:19
Wow, he really looks quite vicious.So unusual to see such a detailed close-up,Nicky.Very well captured! Vote.
beverley harrison25-Mar-2007 19:13
but...but ..they're on his tongue?!!
Rose Atkinson25-Mar-2007 19:07
There's no way I'd have got this close - these things are frightening !
JW25-Mar-2007 19:07
Do you realise how good a shot this is to get that detail? Wow! Big vote
Sue Roberts25-Mar-2007 19:06
wow! run!!
Victoria25-Mar-2007 19:05
Wow, this is amazing, really close, NICKY..COOL
Johnny JAG25-Mar-2007 19:03
Did you get goosed?
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