We came across these two a few weeks back when we were in North Carolina. He and his companion, a duck, were resting near a light pole in a quiet area away from the hub-hub of people not too far away.
They made a cute couple, were obviously friends and followed each other around as if they were tied together with an invisible rope.
At one point they decided to take a swim.
We observed and enjoyed.
Duck and Goose seemed to be heading in different directions at one point.
And then I got 'the look'.
Mr. Goose stared at me, then started swimming back to shore. As he waddled onto the bank a few yards from where I was standing, still with that laser-focused look, I said to myself I think I am moving.
I am not sure if he was looking to me with the hopes of some food.
But I decided it prudent to head in the other direction.
Very wise said Companion Duck who followed close behind.
A couple of beauties they may have been, but I had visions (memory told before) of a six year old girl with sandwich in hand, being chased down by a white goose many, many years ago, pecking at her legs, screaming (me) as I ran. Yes, screaming all the way back to my aunty who calmly said, "You should have dropped the sandwich!". Oh well, lesson learned!
I had no food but I was taking no chances. We left the two companions eyeing another couple sitting down at the picnic table nearby, and continued our walk.