Meet the Canadian Goose.
It's a fun bird. There's nothing I don't like about this bird, in fact. It's beautiful. It's graceful. It's a loving parent. It also hisses and tries to eat my face if I get too close to its babies. So awesome.
I spend a lot of time at the river near my house. Its shores are currently teeming with goslings and ducklings. I have always wanted to pick up one of these little fuzzballs but I've heard too many stories about the parents rejecting their young after they've been groped by human hands. And there's the proximity issue: I like my face. It is not goose food.