Goose Troop

“All right, scouts, stick with your hiking buddy and stay in formation!  (Dear, would you kick Hubert back into line?)  Now, let’s earn those merit badges!  Sound off!

“Peep, two, three, four! … Peep, two, three, four!”

Make way for goslings, Todd C.



  1. DaytimeDeb says:

    Stopping for McNuggets — heck, they ARE McNuggets! I could just pop on in my mouth right now… (KIDDING!)

  2. kibblenibble says:

    I ♥ the soft yellowy coloring, rubbery webbed feeties, and teensy winglets.

  3. Love the peep-hance. I’ve been goosed!

  4. Well, if they can’t stop for McNuggets, could they at least stop for doughnuts at Tim Horton’s or get some poutine, eh?

  5. Fall in line there number four! Hup two!

  6. resriechan says:

    DON’T KICK THAT gosling!!! That’s ABUSE OF AN ENLISTED child!!

    I’m calling in the military justice dept. AND DCF!!!!….

    (that’s the Duckling Care Foundation)

  7. resriechan says:

    Duck!! Duck!!



  8. this has made my list of favorite submissions!!!

    errrr….even though that list is nearly all of them…

  9. I think I see a little baroo action over there.

  10. I always get all gooshy when I see wittle baby ducks!

  11. Thankfully those are wittle baby geese.


    I’m too sleepy for this. Haha

  12. Kick? Why kick? =\

  13. I claim the one on the far right!

  14. I have one complaint: THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH OF THEM.

  15. Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
    Like a-oh baby that’s a-what I like

  16. MoonCatty says:

    Leader peeper has neck all stretched up and is all, “Hey I’m the tallest… I’m nearly growed up!”

    So freakin’ adorable… I hope folks drive carefully in that neighborhood…

  17. rofl! The hovertext reminds me of when I used to feed bits of tuna to my guppies. 🙂

    Make way for goslings indeed!

  18. AWWWW they are so adorable i just want to cuddle

  19. Von Zeppelin says:

    OK, you goslings. Let’s gozzle.

  20. Anybody else hearing the Colonel Bogey March?

  21. This is one military operation where it’s okay to goosestep.

  22. resriechan says:

    @ HonGlad:

    Now THAT’s a great rock song earworm….ooh baby, that’s -a what Ah LAAK!!!

  23. Oh my goodness. I once saw a family of geese crossing the path by the C&O Canal in a similar manner, only there were about a dozen goslings. One parent was waiting in the water, and the other was standing next to the line, watching them pass, as though doing a head count of the class on the way to swimming lessons.

    The best part was when the last gosling passed the head-counter, who looked back the way they had come… and there was one more gosling running frantically after the rest, because there’s always a straggler.

  24. @ShinyHappyGoth – Thank you SO MUCH for sharing that wonderful–nay, ADORABLE–story with us. I can actually *see* that gosling running frantically to catch up with the rest. Kids . . . they’re all alike! LOL!

  25. @ JME Well they ARE Canadian geese so they WILL have stop at Tim Horton or else lose their citizenship.

  26. Von Zeppelin says:

    ShinyHappyGoth, saw much the same thing with a flock of wild turkeys in a park while walking my dachsobeagle Sam. While watching the stragglers being gathered up, Sam and I inadvertently got between mamma turkey and the chicks–You don’t EVER want to do that.

  27. Quack quack, waddle waddle… Quack quack, waddle waddle…

  28. PEEP-HANCE?!?!?!? NoMTOM, are you TRYING to kill us?

  29. @VonZep…I’m surprised you lived to tell that tale…have you the scars to back it up??

  30. Von Zeppelin says:

    Wend, we survived by backing away slowly. Turkey hens are a lot bigger than you might think, when they fluff up their feathers and come at you with their beaks lowered. I did have to tell Sam, “Shut up! This is not the time to be feisty and fearless. Save it for the mailman.”

  31. BrianinCanada says:

    Make way for Goslings! I LOVED that book as a kid (well, ducklings, anyhoo)! Where are the pictures of a young girl going clam hunting so I can remember One Morning in Maine!

  32. puddlepuppers says:

    Good luck, leader gosling! Looking forward to awarding you the
    most-wanted merit badge, The Tim Horton Habitué.

  33. Biscuit Tin says:

    The last gosling is supervising the line, like Dad.

  34. Biscuit Tin says:

    Also, the housing crisis is over. Check the new family at 1123. I hear they’re putting in a pool.

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh WOW!!! I think I might pass out from the cuteness of it all!

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    As usual, I forgot to read the hovertext the first time I looked at the picture. Very funny text, NTMTOM!

  37. Queen of Dork says:

    *in my nurse outfit, (navy blue dress, full frilly white apron, starched white hat, squeaky white practical and comfortable shoes, good for walking the wards) pulls self up with hands, then elbows on desk. rhinestone, cateye glasses askew on face* I….must….pull….myself…..together….*gasp*

  38. Fran in L.A. says:

    That first one in line in the peep-hance looks like it’s doing the Mashed Potatoes!

  39. “Goose Troop?” Reference to certain 90’s cartoon?

  40. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    @Melissa: Well spotted! 🙂

  41. that is just too adorable…

  42. That is an awesome picture! Those Geese know how to teach their kids.

  43. We have a lovely City Park near us, and we all know it is Spring because the (very stupid) geese walk across the VERY busy street and nest in the lawns of their neighbors. We usually get at least one clutch that makes it to walk across the street and their (very stupid) parents (no, I mean really stupid) parents cross them like this — thankfully they are so cute, very few cars pass through. Some do and the other drivers get alllll pissed off and honk- which, when you think about it only reinforces the geese to keep doing this. It is like shouting YAY Stupid Geese! I wish they would lay their eggs in their own very nice 1,200 acre park….ah, Mother Nature.

  44. “Hubert” is a rather unfortunate name. They are CANADA geese, and there is a chicken restaurant here in Atlantic Canada called St. Hubert’s…Poor Hubert. 😛

  45. Every year in this area, a stray duckling or gosling, or two, manage to fall into a storm drain; and an emergency crew member always shows up and proceeds to resqte the unhappy little babbeh from its potential dire fate…..and a video of the liberation of the teeneey tineey prisoner always appears in the newspaper, or the local TV station…
    and, guess what, it is ALWAYS CUTE!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  46. jackie31337 says:

    I like the fibonacci sequence mailbox. How cool would it be to live at 1123 58th St. 😉