I hate geese! I never used to, but now that I own a property where my house is on a large pond, I have learned something about geese. They are filthy, disgusting creatures who do nothing but eat and poop. They just love to come up in our backyard and hang out—making a mess everywhere.
I have tried stuff to get rid of them, but nothing really works (I can’t shoot them because they are protected). For a time, early in the spring when they first appear on our pond and start coming into our backyard, I can simply stand on the back porch, clap my hands and yell “Get out of here” a few times. They will leave. But over time they realize this person and noise is simply staying in one spot and we don’t have to move. And they don’t. So now every morning when I get up, every afternoon when I come home from work, and multiple times through the evening I come running out of my back door with a broom, and yell at them. It is fun to watch three or four families with little ones scurry here and there as they keep ahead of this idiot who is screaming at them. I can get rid of them for awhile, but it takes a whole-hearted effort on my part.