"I always thought of geese as egos, with feathers [...]
When I got my tufted romans, the gander was an adult and one evil bugger!
If he came after me in attack mode [...] I would just grab him and give him a big HUG, until he quit squirming! [...] Now, if I think he is getting a little cocky, I just squat down open my arms and ask him if he needs a hug! Seems he don't want hugs anymore!"
[pic: Billy-Bob getting some of that "hug therapy". I loves my rotten goose!]
Spouse alerted me to a conversation on Backyardchickens.com, regarding aggressive geese: