We went for a walk down by the Thames in Springbank park this morning and my precious June Bug was attacked by a HUGE goose!
Three large geese (approx the height of Juno) came running up from the water as we came down the steps towards the river.
We threw them a couple pieces of bread but when we noticed how aggressive they were behaving we started to run away from them. They came charging after us and before I could get to Juno one ran up and bit her face. Well, more like it bit her eye! It got her right in the corner and actually broke the skin. The cut doesn’t look huge, but the goose had hold of a big chunk of her skin and you can see at least how close it was to almost getting her eye.
It sounds silly, but it was really shocking and violent. The Sodemans will not be going anywhere near geese of any kind for… well… forever is my guess.
I’m so incredibly thankful that he did not get her eye, he bit hard enough to have done serious, if not permanent, damage if he had. Ugh. Makes me sick to think of it.
The only comic relief the situation provided us was Justus’s reaction. He just started screaming at the top of his lungs and running around in little circles. Guess that’s what panic will do to you. 🙂 After all the crying was done and we were far from the scene of the crime Jon and I had a good laugh till you cry moment remembering the panic of our dear Rusty.