Monday, March 16, 2009

Geese ...

branta Canadensis / Canada goose ... (EN)
...The geese were first introduced in Britain in the late 17th century as
an addition to King James II's waterfowl collection in St. James's Park

Anser anser domesticus / domestic goose ... (EN)
... Domestic geese have been used for centuries as watch animals
and guards, and are the among the most aggressive of all poultry.
The domestication is of very ancient date,
with archaeological evidence for domesticated geese
in Egypt 5,000 years ago.