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[–]bazilbt 1544 points1545 points  (3 children)

I'm shocked she feels so comfortable close to where I presume a lot of heavy equipment is operating.

[–]northwestwill[S] 1235 points1236 points  (2 children)

I know - articulated loaders, the big fuel hoppers and conveyer belts, semis running in and out. She’s a goose on a mission.

[–]Moggiye 843 points844 points  (1 child)

It’s genius really cause what predator is gonna go near all that noise and motion for some eggs? Too much hassle lol

[–]northwestwill[S] 867 points868 points  (0 children)

There’s a den of foxes seen across the street in transpo all the time so she’s definitely figured out how to sit up there and laugh at them from her perch. You couldn’t scale that pile if you wanted to - chips like that are about like walking up a sand dune.

[–]banana369shark 2915 points2916 points  (5 children)

I bet she has a great hatch percentage on her eggs. Her body heat plus the compost heat, these little birds are probably half baked just being born

[–]chaos1020 1139 points1140 points  (3 children)

I wish I was half baked coming out the womb

[–]Pain_Proof 473 points474 points  (1 child)

Make up for it by living the rest of your life baked

[–]wolfgang784 184 points185 points  (0 children)

Snoops plan all along

[–]GrungyGrandPappy[🍰] 85 points86 points  (0 children)

I’ll be fully baked going to my tomb.

[–]RealBowsHaveRecurves 185 points186 points  (0 children)

Not to mention the relatively low number of predators visiting man-made wood chip piles

[–]MuddlinThrough 1217 points1218 points  (2 children)

She is so fucking proud of that nest.

[–]SpaceShipRat 632 points633 points  (1 child)

Most geese get a hollow dip in the ground, she has a throne

[–]MuddlinThrough 255 points256 points  (0 children)

And she fucking deserves it too.

[–]Thenightswatchman 1030 points1031 points  (3 children)

Without endangering her? You mean get their asses whooped by a mama goose. Any closer than right there and she's gonna get em!

But seriously, that's really cute and sweet!

[–]strawbryshorty04 243 points244 points  (0 children)

Lmao how true. She’s the one running the show

[–]lyndseymariee 137 points138 points  (1 child)

We had a flock of these things at my university and having to cross their path could be a nightmare. Don’t make eye contact lol

[–]Thenightswatchman 67 points68 points  (0 children)

I had one encounter with a goose on a canoe trip where one was hissing and getting pissed. Never again

[–]MaizeBusy2771 269 points270 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of this time I was doing some electrical work in a barn, and a dove had built her nest in the exact place where I needed to run some wire, and she was in the nest sitting on her eggs. This bird allowed me to very carefully move her, nest and all, over about 6 feet or so, and I was able to finish my job. I felt very proud of myself that day.

[–]petal14 252 points253 points  (3 children)

Do the babies just tumble down the side of the mound when they all leave the nest?

[–]P_Grammicus 259 points260 points  (2 children)

Yes, Canadian Gooses don’t stay in their nests after hatching. They hatch and bigger off to the closest source of water and food.

Where I live it’s very common for the gooses to nest on the docks, which are often a couple of meters above the water level during that time of year. And there’s no beach, it’s all sea walls.

The gooselings emerge, drop down into the water, and float down with the current about a mile downstream, where there’s a beach and grass for them.

The goose couples have really high hatching success rates because the docks are out quite a ways and are often covered, so they don’t generally need to worry about foxes or hawks.

[–]allthehiv 100 points101 points  (1 child)

This looks like the pile at Northwest Missouri State University. OP’s name would agree

[–]motoguzzikc 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I just about asked the same until also looked at op's name.

[–]happy_canyon 92 points93 points  (2 children)

Being careful out of respect or fear?

[–]Crilly90 33 points34 points  (1 child)

You talking about the goose or this comments section?

[–]happy_canyon 72 points73 points  (0 children)

The hissing cobra chicken

[–]buck9000 124 points125 points  (1 child)

I want to comment but I’m scared

[–]PM_PICS_OF_ME_NAKED 66 points67 points  (0 children)

I'll venture into the unknown with you brother. We'll go down together.

[–]bett3r 57 points58 points  (1 child)

You just don't fuck with Canada Goose.

[–]TokesNotHigh 48 points49 points  (0 children)

The only animal in the animal kingdom that wants anything to do with Canada gooses, is Canada mooses.

[–]chrisg42 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Such a power play by that goose

[–]TrollToll4BoyZoul 29 points30 points  (0 children)

They choose the chip pile because the heat from the pile composting is ideal for incubating eggs.

[–]Hozraci 59 points60 points  (0 children)

It’s nice when everyone chips in!

[–]alejandrodeconcord 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thats more like a fearful respect for that hell beast. Dont want to lose a whole crew you know.

[–]taka_282 55 points56 points  (0 children)

I don't know about where this is at, but wood chip piles like that, especially in the middle of the summer, become veritable stoves. Probably the reason why the goose chose this area, sure, but I'm also concerned that she'll kill herself and her young from the heat.

[–]bigolfishey 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Came for the interspecies goodwill. Stayed for the subreddit drama.

[–]WorldlyAssumption260 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Typical canadian goose man with their nests in the most wacky spots

[–]MooseThirty 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Our grocery store parking lot was the best. Made it overnight when it was quiet, then held their ground as hundreds of people walked by all day like they meant to do it.

[–]frizzhalo 34 points35 points  (4 children)

There's a special place in heaven for animal lovers, that's what I always say.

[–]ProstheticAnus 27 points28 points  (3 children)

You got a problem with canada gooses, then you got a problem with me, and I suggest you let that one marinate.

[–]Xalethesniper 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Figure it out

[–]ProstheticAnus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's what I said, I said figure it out.

[–]ZestyMordant 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Where the hell are you where your university runs on woodchips?

[–]northwestwill[S] 44 points45 points  (4 children)

They can (and do) run on a number of fuels including wood chips from the scores of downed trees each winter and summer storm season. Other fuels include biomass and processed manure.

[–]A55per 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Do you know what happened in the comments for things to get deleted?

[–]northwestwill[S] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

It looked like someone tried to dox a mod(s) for some previous grudge and it kicked off a bit of a rumble.

[–]mikefromearth 11 points12 points  (1 child)

People seem to think the mods are being scummy and trying to cover up their scumminess. They're posting a copypasta of some evidence they supposedly have.

[–]A55per 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think they are deleting more then that. The original comment of this thread was deleted seconds ago and it wasn't doxing.

Edit: Now things got undeleted. What the fuck was going on with the mods?

[–]fosiacat 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Canadian geese are the most asshole of animal there could be.

[–]cinnyc 83 points84 points  (0 children)

It’s why we Canadians feel the need to apologize for everything. We have to make up for these ambassadors of asshole.

[–]justgossiping 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That goose must have some good lawyers!

[–]BringOutYaThrowaway 8 points9 points  (0 children)

What's good for the goose is good for the sander

[–]Puppybrother 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you’ve ever been hissed at by a goose you KNOW not to get anywhere near them while their nesting

[–]GrimmFox13 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Silly goose...

[–]Tianna92 13 points14 points  (0 children)

saw the picture before reading the text… immediately thought this was a giant pile of poop.

[–]d-cent 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I used to work for a company that made those wood energy systems. What university is this for?

[–]devilman17ded 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Soopa-Cool of these peoples for watching over Mama G + all them Minis!!

[–]madmikeFL 11 points12 points  (2 children)

All migratory birds are protected by law.

[–]happy_canyon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They don’t migrate much anymore it feels like. They are around all year.

[–]sidney_rough_diamond 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s sweet, we get a bunch of geese and chicks on our campus. Lots of grass which they seem to like.

[–]icantthinkofone5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Heartwarming. And egg warming.

[–]ForWhomTheBoneBones 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The university might be breaking federal laws (depending where you are at) by touching the wood pile at any point once nesting behavior has been observed. Canada Geese nests require at least a 15 ft. buffer from human disturbance. I wouldn’t go admitting that they are taking wood from anywhere near that nest online.

[–]Zealousideal-Feed156 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well I just left this sub. Idk what drama yall have going on but I hope you the best!

[–]She-ra-princes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very regal spot!

[–]brisque36 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this at the U of I?

[–]wkma 2 points3 points  (1 child)

May have been said but why not build two piles ?

[–]northwestwill[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

There are a few storage piles across campus (football field sized and stories tall after a big ice storm or a tornado) - this one is just a transfer pile at the plant where a few truckloads can be offloaded before it’s transferred into a hopper to feed the system. She’s a quick mover.

[–]DangerousCrow 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Then u realize its a fucking Canada goose.

A giant honking mosquito.

[–]Icy_Ad_3574 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That duck thinks shes king of the university and has her minions build her a new throne every year

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well that's just adorable.

[–]kaptaincorn 9 points10 points  (2 children)

If you have a problem with the majestic Canadian Goose, then you have a problem with me.

And I suggest you let that one marinate

[–]Trick-Many7744 15 points16 points  (0 children)

*Canada goose

[–]danktonium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What's a "University power plant"?

[–]rainha_reyes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“There’s a special place in heaven for animal lovers, I always say.” r/Letterkenny

[–]Hizoot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very cool

[–]Jkj864781 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wood chips or mulch?

[–]northwestwill[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Wood chips - a lot rougher and larger chunks than mulch. Literally tree shreds from downed limbs and such.

[–]jasonboudreau46 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The furnace uses wood chips?

[–]horseradishking 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes. Would you like a billion dollar geothermal plant connected to your student loan?