Saturday, April 21, 2012

Just Call Me Mother Goose

Chablis & I were kayak fishing for blue gill the other day.  We were doing pretty good too.  Fishing out of the kayak is a lot harder than fishing off the dock.   In the first place, the wind was blowing us one way and the current was shooting us the other.  But we were very determined to get over to where some brush piles were because we knew that was where the fish were.

We caught some bluegill.....

A couple of perch.....

Some redear.....

But the most adorable thing was this cute little baby duck    goose.  He spied me and came swimming over, full steam ahead.....

I mean, come on, how cute is he???  He kept swimming around our kayaks and would not leave....

Finally I decided to drift over to shore and see what the little guy wanted to do.

I was absolutely dying to hold him but I was afraid of putting my scent on him, so I put the paddle out, he climbed up and didn't seem the least bit scared of me.

He even tried to climb into the kayak with me, but I wouldn't let him.  He seemed perfectly content to go for a kayak ride too...

A couple of geese flew overhead and landed on shore close by.  They started honking and the baby started baby honking back, so we decided to take the little guy over towards them and see if he went by them.  Just as we did, Louie and Jr. pulled up in the bass boat and got to watch the show!

I scooped the baby up and placed him back in the water and I started to paddle towards the geese.  The closer I got, the more they honked.  The little baby swam right behind me.  It was so cute the way he was trying to keep up.  I was actually afraid of getting too close to the geese, because I didn't want them to attack me, so I swerved off to the right and the baby swerved to the left and swam right over to them.  Whew.   Big sigh of relief!

Watch this video - it's really cute!


  1. What a very cool experience! You lucky goose, errr duck!


    Just what I needed to improve my mood on an otherwise aweful weekend, thanks! :o)

  3. What a special experience! How lucky to have the camera along. (for the little goose and the fish).

  4. Ohhhh so cute! Reminds me of the book "Are you my Mother?"

  5. So cute! How does it feel to be a mama goose?

  6. I totally love this post and it's no wonder!
    Like two pretty gals kayak fishing wasn't enough! Along comes the cute little gosling, lost and can't find it's way home. He hangs out with you guys for awhile and low and behold there are his parents. The gals catch fish, the baby goose gets home and everyone lives happily ever after!
    What's not to love?
    Thank you so much for sharing your interesting adventures with us. It really is a privilege.

  7. Awwww...what a fun day! Looks like y'all had a blast!

  8. That duck is too cute!!

    About the fishing... I'd be to scared I'd hook something big and tip the kayak! But you guys seemed to do a great job!

  9. What an adorable little goose. Glad he found his way back to the parents. I would imagine fishing from a kayak wouldn't be that easy. I'm sure I'd end up wet!


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