Greetings friends and welcome to this week’s blog post. CTC Animal Rides has a plethora of experience with multiple species of animals. On such animal is the Red Breasted Goose. The red breasted goose is a native of North Eastern Europe. Siberian is literally its middle name. It also can be seen as far south as Greece. I actually consider this goose to be fairly similar to other members of the species.
I mean it does traditional goose things like migrate with weather. The red breasted geese also eat seeds, shoots, and grasses. It’s a lot smaller than a traditional goose that we find natively in America. The red breasted goose is a little bit smaller than an average mallard duck, so it’s a bit diminutive.
Having worked with them I know they are small, timid and evasive. All birds don’t function like that. Parrots throw things like mulch and sticks at me when I approach them. The white emu alpha male attacked my camera when I entered that enclosure.
Perhaps to make up for being small and timid the red breasted goose does something that not a lot of other birds do. They protect themselves by nesting near birds of prey. That’s right, owls, hawks and buzzards are a welcome site to a red breasted goose. If a flock of them can, they will take up homes near an avian predator.
These birds of prey are great at keeping the red breasted goose’s real enemies at a distance. Critters like an arctic fox really don’t want anything to do with a predator like a peregrine falcon so staying off the radar is important to the fox. When you think of it though, all creatures on earth really just want to nest where it’s safe. Home is always home.
CTC Animal Rides has a world of experience that spans multiple generations of our family. Give us a call and let’s see how we can turn our experience into your adventure. Talk with you all next week.