Fighting over food

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You would think these guys never get fed. People around Lake Morton in central Florida come to feed the ducks and birds here every day.  On the weekends, there are people all around the lake feeding them. Someone pulls out one slice of bread and the white ibis, coots and gulls come flying over and fight over every scrap. A lot of the regulars to the lake do feed them corn or bird seed instead of bread which is much better for the animals.  The white ibis are pretty harmless and aren’t very aggressive. It’s the geese that you need to watch out for. They will attack if you don’t give them food. Once before I was taking a picture of a swan and felt a hard banging on my foot. I looked down to see a goose wanting food. I usually stay far away from those guys.

2 thoughts on “Fighting over food

  1. Oh, my! I am afraid of the geese. I grew up on a farm in VT and we had geese – they were nasty! I guess if you raised one from a baby it would be okay, otherwise, stay clear!

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