But then we came across this Wacky Goose (no ! not the big guy out saving sticks) but a real goose of the feathered kind. It was just laying there with it's head in the water. Mom was concerned it was sick and we watched it for a bit. It would swim for a bit normally and then stick its head back in the water. It wasn't eating as there is isn't anything to munch in this lake at the moment (it has only just refilled) Mom thought it probably didn't like us and this was a warning but she has never seen a lone goose do this before. We figured we would stop by the park office and let them know because it sure seemed like wacky behavior to us. When it started hissing at us we decided skedaddle out of there pretty fast.
We wandered along the board walk while Mom pondered over the wacky goose some more. It is still all dead and grey looking yet but Mom noticed lots of buds on the trees and we noticed lost of smells! We finally made it back to where we started from and there was the Wacky Goose still acting wacky and then Mom saw something move out of the corner of her eye. Up on the roof of the little lookout - do you see it? There is a Mrs Wacky Goose and she has built herself a nest up there. No wonder Mr Wacky Goose was behaving Wacky.
We called in the park office to let them know about the Wacky Goose and also to tell them we had seen a skunk near the path. (The peoples that look after MY park puts up signs to alert people if there is a skunk near the walking paths so they hopefully don't have any smelly encounters. Thankfully we didn't either - getting skunked would not be fun with our fur!