A goose bit me!

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  1. Dmitri

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    and while I've been bitten by geese before, this &#%%! drew blood! He bit my thumb, and i guess his little goose teeth got into my cuticle, and it started bleeding - a lot! Went home, washed it off with soap and alcohol, and still the blood. I have a band-aid on it now, which has turned mostly red.

    Stupid goose... I better not get no Goose Flu.
     
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    Yeah, they can be pretty mean... If you have some deodorant try wiping that on it, most deodorants have some sort of alum in them that kill bacteria and help the healing process, either that or a good old styptic pencil.
     
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    Good thinking, will try that!
     
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    Um... question (I'm not trying to be silly I'm just curious) how does a goose get that close to you, to bite you? Was this for photography or a petting zoo... what?

    Sorry about your finger....
     
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    Geese that are around people a lot loose basically any fear, I have tons of photos of geese from less than 2 feet away - they'd eat out of my hand if I had food.

    This one almost took the lens hood off my camera :lol:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I thought you guys were far away when you took shots like that. Not close up and personal... whats wrong with you people.... I thought it was the lens .... just crazy man crazy. Thank goodness there's a limit to my photography madness.
     
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    Am I the only one who keeps neosporin around?
     
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    Or polysporin? Man, I have a couple tubes of that stuff. And how I love it. Deodorant isn't the best idea because it also usually (i.e. almost always) contains a rather nasty chemical called aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex. In short, it's not a very nice thing to be getting into your bloodstream. A topical antibiotic is probably the best way to go; if it has an anesthetic all the better (anything that contains lidocaine, usually in the form of lidocaine hydrochloride).

    And to Yemme: I've shot geese at around 35mm. How's that for crazy? :lol:
     
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    [​IMG]..... I just can't... You know, I don't mean to be sexiest but, is this a guy thing. Do you guys just live to turn photography into a sporting event. Really take a look at your posts.... all of your Pre-Med qualifications for injuries. You little MacGyvers.
     
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    Hey....Got some bubble gum and a box of matches....







    I need a camera quick.
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    Around here, geese are everywhere. He bit my thumb as I was feeding him (yes, they will take it from your hands -- sometimes without your permission :( ) People often feed them and the ducks, so they just get used to it. When they see someone walking up with a bag, they swarm and expect food.

    Here is a pic I took last year. I blurred the kids face because he was just some strangers kid that was feeding the geese (am sure the tattoo was fake), but you can easily see how it is. if you have food, you sometimes literally have to move them out of your way with your feet.

    [​IMG]
     

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