Skip to comments.Brazil prison uses geese as alarm system
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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Geese and swans are very mean animals.
Put them on the Mexican Border...And we can look for the cooking campfires...Who could resist a good goose.
Taste good too.
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 !
They also learned who were the repeat visitors whom we welcomed. How they could tell just by the car, we never could figure out.
“Howdy Neighbor Howdy” by Porter Wagner
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.
(Dear Lord, forgive me)