Two Canadian Geese

We have two Canadian geese that have been spending a lot of time in our yard. Lately when I take our dog for a walk they are always in the backyard near our garden. These two geese are very large. I thought it was odd that they’d pick our yard to hang out in. We have no bodies of water close to the house. This seems so strange to me.

A couple days ago we found a huge egg sitting out in the open by the garden. I thought the neighbor was playing a trick on us and it was some kind of joke. He’s a funny guy and likes to have a good laugh when he can. He’s actually an awesome neighbor. I called him on the phone and asked him if he put the egg there. He started laughing but said no. He checked out the egg and said it was definitely from the Canadian geese. He did tell us we could crack it open and cook it. I vetoed that idea because I feel I know the parents now so it wouldn’t be right. I make it a habbit to never eat anything I know.

For the last two days we’ve checked to see if the egg is still there. Quite to our surprise it is. What I can’t figure out is why didn’t the geese hide their egg? Why would they leave it out in the open? It is laying right under a bird feeder we have near the garden. I wonder if they always leave their eggs unprotected like this? If so how in the world do any of them survive?

I can see the egg from the house. That’s how big it is. I’m telling you this egg is huge. We have all kinds of animals that live in our yard so it amazes me that one of them hasn’t eaten the egg. I wonder if anyone has ever experienced anything like this before?

Now I have one more worry to add to my list of worries. I now have the two geese and their egg. I certainly don’t need additional worries. I feel like these two geese are becoming part of the family. They seem nice enough and haven’t bothered my dog or me on any of our walks. I think that’s a good thing. If I were the geese I would have hid my egg. I keep wondering what they were thinking when they did this. We have at least 40 deer that live in our yard and they are big. That is except for their little ones. What if one of them steps on the egg. Then what? This is too much pressure for me.

As I was writing this article I had the thought that what if the egg isn’t there anymore. What if something happened to it? So I got up from my computer and went outside to check. It’s still there right in the open air where any person or animal could see it.

Since I’m really not familiar with geese I wonder how long it will take for this egg to hatch? The next question is once it’s hatched does it just fly away or what?

The egg has survived since Sunday when we found it. Everyday the geese are here. Do they just come to check on their egg or are they setting up house in our yard. I wonder how this will play out.

I can now add the geese to the adventures I’ve had living here in this house. I’ve had a mouse chase me and birds attack me and now this. I will continue to keep an eye on the egg and hope for the best. That’s all I can do. I think if it survives it will be a miracle. If it gets eaten I will be devastated. I’ve know this egg since Sunday and I think we are bonding. Go figure!