When the Tweetspeak team ventured to Pymatuning it was raining quite aggressively. While I was sitting in the car we were staring at some Canada Geese and just a few meters up in the air was a Bald Eagle. At first, I cracked some jokes about the eagle coming in and fighting the Goose, but then I actually pondered that hypothetical scenario. The eagle is a predator yes, but the Canada Goose are aggressive and have the numbers to take a predator on. After doing research on both of these species, I provide the information in the video above and then ask my classmates what they think. After you watch the video, who do you think would win a back against the wall fight?
Assets: Bald Eagle
- Legs are feather free and the toes are short and equipped with large talons.
- The highly developed talon of the hind toe is used to pierce vital areas of prey.
- The beak is large and crooked to stab and pick apart enemies.
- Average weight for males is 9lbs.
Assets: Canada Goose
- Once they reach adulthood, due to their large size and often aggressive behavior, Canada geese are rarely preyed on.
- Many Geese stick together so there would be a mob that the eagle would have to deal with.
- Males can weigh up to 14lbs