Wordless Wednesday…Wanna Drag?

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Wordless Wednesday…Wanna Drag?


A few years ago, there were several geese who came for a visit at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. They were loud.


It is my understanding that they were later caught and given to a local lady who agreed to give them a new home on her land outside the city.



One day they were all gone, except one. He remained. I’d read that geese mate for life so I wondered if something had happened to Mrs. Goose.


He has become a fixture at Kickerillo…often greeting walkers as they pass the public restrooms. When we arrive and wonder if he is still around, all we have to do is wait a few minutes and we’ll hear that loud familiar honk!


Mr. Goose has free reign of the Preserve and besides being on the water, he also likes to stroll the parking lot. 




Doesn’t he look like he’s saying…Wanna drag?

Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius. E.O. Wilson.

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Comments (16)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. Nature has a way of entertaining you if you have an open mind. Enjoy your day.

Mar 08, 2023 04:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I think that's why we enjoy our walks so much at the Preserve. There's always something to see. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - I agree with Wayne Martin.  Nature seems to have a way of putting on a performance.  We are fortunate to have many opportunities for a front-row seat.  

Mar 08, 2023 04:40 AM
Kathy Streib

I couldn't agree more Michael Jacobs Even living near the city, we're able to see all kinds of wildlife. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How adorable that he's there, but sad that his mate is not there with him.

Mar 08, 2023 04:52 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti we were worried when he first stayed that he was injured but he does fly. Not sure if he's waiting for a new mate or what. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

HI Kathy... what a cute story... I don't know enough about geese and their mating habits, but hopefully he's not too lonely without his partner.

Mar 08, 2023 05:01 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker he gets a lot of attention at the Preserve. Children love to look at him and everyone has to take a picture. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:47 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

When I first read your subject line, I thought it a about cigarettes.  My bad. 

Mar 08, 2023 05:14 AM
Kathy Streib

LOL Bill Salvatore - East Valley that's our generation. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:47 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Aww, it's too bad he has been left alone, but maybe he will meet and greet some of the visitors and entertain them!

Mar 08, 2023 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 he does do that!!  There are other birds there we had Egyptian geese recently but they kept their distance. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, sounds like he is sad Mrs. Goose is missing, and they can be very loud!

Mar 08, 2023 06:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox and this is just one goose. When we had several a few years ago it was kind of annoying. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:49 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

When I first read your title, I was thinking of a different definition of drag.  I was thinking it was dress up day.  😉

Mar 08, 2023 07:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Ray Henson and I see that you took it literally on Brian England's post!

Mar 08, 2023 01:50 PM
Brian England

Oh, I am thinking that Sharon Tara can show us what Ray Henson would look like in drag Kathy Streib, haha.

Mar 08, 2023 03:32 PM
Ray Henson

What are you afraid of Brian England.  I am sure Sharon Tara would make you look even better than me.  🤣 

Mar 09, 2023 07:55 AM
Brian England

I am definitely more in favor of that photo of me Ray Henson than seeing me in drag, haha.  Sharon Tara has permission to put me in a pickleball outfit but not drag, haha.

Mar 09, 2023 08:12 AM
Brian England

Haha, I hope that Ray Henson will show this to Mary Margaret.  If he doesn't, I will since I am going to save it on my phone, haha.  Great work Sharon Tara and please refrain from any more drag pictures of anyone else.

Mar 09, 2023 07:37 AM
Ray Henson

Look at that Brian England, Kathy Streib and Sharon Tara.  I HAVE HAIR AGAIN! ! ! 

Mar 09, 2023 07:53 AM
Sharon Tara

Welcome to dress-up day Ray Henson 

Don't shoot the messenger. You can thank Brian England and Kathy Streib  for this.

Mar 09, 2023 07:32 AM
Kathy Streib

See what happens !! Once again Sharon Tara strikes!!!

Mar 09, 2023 07:57 AM
Ray Henson

Sharon Tara is ActiveRain's very own AI system, Kathy Streib.  You never know when and how those AI systems will manifest themselves.  😉 If the system was functioning properly, Brian England would already be sporting a pickleball outfit crushing me on a pickleball court.  

Mar 09, 2023 08:01 AM
Ray Henson

LOL, Brian England.  You can't have your cake and eat it, too! ! !

Mar 09, 2023 08:14 AM
Sharon Tara

Ray Henson  I hope you appreciate the compromise I came up with for your requests to dress Brian in drag and to place him in a pickleball match.

Mar 09, 2023 02:37 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

aww I hope he's keeping occupied if Mrs. Goose is no longer with us.. sounds like he's providing tons of entertainment to visitors! 

Mar 08, 2023 07:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe we do look forward to seeing him every day. I can only hope he's happy. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:51 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Cool story Kathy and at the same time a bit sad.  mdm

Mar 08, 2023 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho I agree. The Egyptian geese that were there have left and while there are egrets and herons around, he doesn't seem to hang with them. 

Mar 08, 2023 01:52 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Kathy we saw a little segment about a goose on TV.  Her mate died and she wouldn't leave the area.  So a lady decided to run an add for someone that had a male goose that needed a partner.  They've been together ever since.  Really cool story!

Mar 08, 2023 10:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker oh wow!!!!!  I wonder how I could get a femaie goose there?!!!

Mar 08, 2023 01:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

The lady  put an add in a local little paper about the goose problem and another family replied! Thus the happy family!

Mar 08, 2023 03:17 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

What a fun post.  He certainly wasn't afraid of the car!  LOL!

Mar 08, 2023 02:49 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy geese can be very territorial, I would not have gotten to close.

Mar 08, 2023 03:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

We have a large population of Canadian Geese at our local park.  They are both a blessing and a curse.  We don't dare lay a blanket down on the grass for an old time picnic.  No siree. . .Tables only!

Mar 09, 2023 05:30 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

We have geese all over the place here in Granbury. They are so fun to watch.

Mar 10, 2023 07:19 AM