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Egyptian Geese

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Egyptian Geese have made their home on Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL.  This lake is private as is the park, and is for the enjoyment of the residents of The Villages.  There are about six of these medium-sized geese here.  The geese come and go between several small nearby ponds and lakes.

These Egyptian Geese originated in North Africa and were brought to Florida a number of years ago by someone to be golf course pond pets or farm pets.  They are escapees.   In any event, I doubt that there are many of the Egyptian Geese here in Florida.  The geese hang out with the numerous Canada Geese and also occasionally with the White Ibis.  They are grass eaters just like the Canada Geese.  I took these pictures during the Summer here and have included a picture of part of beautiful Paradise Park.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

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We still have power as of 9:30am so I am posting this.  We have a bit of wind and a lot of rain.  The storm itself will be in the Daytona area in another hour or so, and that is when it will be the closest to us here.  I will let you all know what happens.  So far, so good.  The track of the storm is farther East off shore which is helpful to us (the coast will still be highly affected).

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Comments on: "Egyptian Geese" (7)

  1. Those are interesting birds, although I wish people would not introduce new species into out ecosystems.

    Wow, that’s a very pretty park!

    • Hi Montucky, Thanks, we like our little park – it is for our residents only as it is a development owned property but we think a lot of it. I agree with you about people not introducing new animals to an environment. Have a tremendous weekend!

  2. Hi All, No storm damage so far here. So glad. Not a bad storm as these things go – at least here in my area. Thanks for your concern and thoughts. My neighborhood has not lost power at all, either – many other places have. Duke Energy is wonderful!

  3. Hello, neat shots and sighting of the Egyptian Goose. I am glad you are safe and still have power! Stay safe, hopefully this storm does not wrap back around to Florida. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, No, I do not want a return visit from Hurricane Matthew! Once is enough – luckily we did not get any damage on our street. A little on one of the streets near the square but it was mostly cosmetic & one traffic light. Not bad at all. Very few trees down – mostly palms. Have a good weekend!

  4. how very cool!

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