Friday, July 11, 2014

Goose Capone

A few days ago I posted shots of the Rideau River. These shots below were taken at the same time that I took the bulk of those shots. This Canada Goose was happily having a bite to eat on the grass between the drive and the bike path. For no reason in particular, I thought I'd subtitle the pics with Robert De Niro's dialogue from The Untouchables. I might do this more often when I have animal pics.

"I'm gonna tell you something. Somebody messes with me, I'm gonna mess with with him. Somebody steals from me, I'm gonna say you stole. Not talk to him for spitting on the sidewalk. Understand?"

"Now, I have done nothing to harm these people but they are angered with me, so what do they do, doctor up some income tax, for which they have no case."

"To speak to me like me, no, to harass a peaceful man. I pray to God if I ever had a grievance I'd have a little more self respect."

"One more thing, you have an all out prize fight, you wait until the fight is over, one guy is left standing. And that's how you know who won." 


  1. I love this series, William! Nature is my favourite topic for photos.

  2. Very cute pairing, thanks for the early morning smile William.

  3. I thought all the Canadian Geese came over here during the summer, he must have stayed over

  4. Those goose you see more often than in the past I think. They are increasing.

  5. Someone, methinks, is going to cook that goose. :-)

  6. I thought you were going in the direction of a 'bird attack' on you and your bike. hahahaha

  7. @Linda: it's one of my favourite subjects.

    @Elaine: they do have attitude!

    @Ciel: thanks!

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Bill: well we have plenty here in summer.

    @Bieb: all they need is the kind of grass they like, which people readily contribute.

    @Revrunner: we need an Eliot Ness.

    @Birdman: well he was giving me the eye!

  8. The other day, on a busy highway in Greensboro, we all stopped for a gaggle of 40 Canada geese to cross the road. There has to be a joke about this!

  9. The Canada geese who come to our area every winter are much classier!

  10. No wonder he was by himself!
    Jane x

  11. I'll never look at Canadian Geese in the same way again.

  12. I like the dialogue! And I'm glad you're keeping the geese up there!

  13. Joli et sous le soleil en plus ;o)

  14. Nicely done, I like that movie and your idea to use it for the captions is simply great!

  15. @Greensboro: if I had a flock of them, I'd be inclined to use Mel Gibson's Sons of Scotland speech.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Norma: this one just gives me the stink eye.

    @Jane and Chris: all attitude!

    @Sharon: I've got more of that to come.

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Cheryl: they'll be coming your way in a few months...

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Le Regard: merci!

    @VP: I liked the movie too.

  16. I was thinking that he put a hit out on you!

  17. Great shots, William, in combination with the text the goose even looks better.
    Overhere all the traffic on a highway was stopped recently, because two Canadian geese and their children tried to cross the highway.

  18. Very cute, Sir Wills. It brightened my day.

  19. Ha! The dialog suits some domestic geese we encountered one afternoon in California. One flat out attacked my DH. They can be nasty characters. And you've reminded me: I don't think I've seen the Untouchables. I ought to rectify that. I like De Niro.

  20. Evidently not all Canadian geese migrate to the state of Washington. I used to see huge V formations of them coming in during the spring and leaving in the fall.

  21. I never saw that movie, but enjoyed the post.

    At one point, where I once lived, there was talk of
    eating these birds. Just because there were sooo many.

  22. @RedPat: he might have if he'd had the chance!

    @Jan: traffic would hopefully stop here too...

    @Shelly: a pleasure to do so for you.

    @Kay: they can be ornery!

    @Mari: they migrate all over the place.

    @Whisk: I wonder what they'd taste like...

  23. I've only seen these guys in England and they're beautiful.