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What is going on here?


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That goose is a bad a$$
 
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Sweet! The cattle are trying to intimidate the Canadian goose but it will have none of that.
To me this looks like a classic Mexican standoff situation for the cattle, they want the goose to move along lil goosy and the goose is saying "I'm not backing down, we can share this area."

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Heh! I love it.
 
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Sure did...when I introduced my livestock guard dog to my flock of sheep.

For 30 minutes they just looked at her, all backed into a corner, sometimes approaching, sometimes backing up, but then one brave ewe came forward, walked boldly up to the dog, paused eye to eye, stomped her front feet and then went running back to her flock mates. It was the closest thing to playground behavior as I have ever seen.

The dog; she was doing her job within 24 hours of being on the farm, the sheep took 2 weeks.
 
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I wish I had filmed the time that my dad and I were sipping a beer on the deck when the local coolest barn cat in the world Chaz brought a mouse across the driveway, and plopped it down to 'play' hunt with it.  The cat would chase the mouse around  the lilac shrubs and around the pollarded willow trunks, and then pounce on it, and or bat it around. 

The mouse though, seemed to think that the game needed to have different rules.  It stopped running, stood up on it's hind legs, and when the cat approached it struck out like a cobra.  It did this repeatedly and also outright charged the cat, nipping at the cat's feet, and taking lunges at it's nose.  I'm not sure how often this happens, but it's the first time that I'd ever seen it. 
 
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Roberto pokachinni wrote:I wish I had filmed the time that my dad and I were sipping a beer on the deck when the local coolest barn cat in the world Chaz brought a mouse across the driveway, and plopped it down to 'play' hunt with it.  The cat would chase the mouse around  the lilac shrubs and around the pollarded willow trunks, and then pounce on it, and or bat it around. 

The mouse though, seemed to think that the game needed to have different rules.  It stopped running, stood up on it's hind legs, and when the cat approached it struck out like a cobra.  It did this repeatedly and also outright charged the cat, nipping at the cat's feet, and taking lunges at it's nose.  I'm not sure how often this happens, but it's the first time that I'd ever seen it. 



Just on Tom and Jerry, the cartoon!

That is funny though. I would have liked to seen that, and to be siting on a deck chatting with you too for what it is worth!
 
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