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Brazil prison uses geese as alarm system
Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2011

Posted on 08/11/2011 11:51:28 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SAO PAULO (AP) -- An overcrowded prison in northeastern Brazil has added a new layer of security against escapes: two geese.

Sobral prison warden Wellington Picanco tells the G1 news website the geese make a lot of noise when they sense "strange movements."

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1 posted on 08/11/2011 11:51:34 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geese and swans are very mean animals.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Put them on the Mexican Border...And we can look for the cooking campfires...Who could resist a good goose.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 11:58:58 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: freedumb2003

Taste good too.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: freedumb2003

I remember one time to LOL about. I went to play golf with an old H.S. friend a few years back. The T-off spo was occupied by a couple of geese. I chased them off and they started to get really mad. Of course, if they got close, the golf club wins !


5 posted on 08/11/2011 12:15:31 PM PDT by CORedneck
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Plus they are smart and very territorial. We had a pair of geese on the farm who held strangers driving in at bay better than a dog. A pet dog is always a sucker for a doggie treat. Geese will hiss and honk until the owners come out of the house to check out who is in the driveway.

They also learned who were the repeat visitors whom we welcomed. How they could tell just by the car, we never could figure out.

6 posted on 08/11/2011 12:16:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Drive your wagon in the yard
And set your donkey loose
Kick that ol’ hound out the way
but watch that biting’ goose!

“Howdy Neighbor Howdy” by Porter Wagner

7 posted on 08/11/2011 12:18:27 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
My mom went to a “swap meet” with some perfectly edible rabbits and came back with three damn Geese!

One day we decided that answer to the age old question “What dies for dinner?” was a goose.

We thought grabbing one and cutting his head off with an axe would be no problem. We herded them into a corner made by the chicken coop and my brother dived right in. Dust and blood and feathers and my brother came running out saying “DAMN - those geese are tough!”

I laughed in his face! Beaten up by three birds? He said simply “next time YOU go in!”.

Let me say this about geese - they bite. Hard! They also hit with their wings. VERY HARD! I didn't retreat - but neither did I get my hand anywhere close to those geese without getting it bit and beat on!

So we got the gun. Sniping a goose is hard due to the way they move their neck. They also seem quite resilient to having .22 bullets put through their head and neck.

Worst of all the other two defended their fallen comrade.

Even worse that old goose was a tough bird in more ways than one and it was rubbery and practically inedible.

Even worse was that we picked one of a mated pair, and its lover was heartbroken and would wander the farm “Meep” ing for its lost love. Broke my heart.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 12:25:38 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That just quacks me up.

(Dear Lord, forgive me)

9 posted on 08/11/2011 2:54:57 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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