A man and his goose

Reader Luana, who is from Brazil, sent me a video of a tame, bonded goose that her mother found. The goose and its staff are also from Brazil. The video is narrated in Portuguese, but I asked Luana to give me a brief translation, which follows.

The most amazing thing to me is that the goose flies right alongside when the staff rides his motorcycle, and knows when to land.

Luana’s translated description:

Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina.  10kg goose.  Albino is the name of the owner.

“How did you train him to follow the bike?”

“He just did it, I just called him ‘VemVem'”. (That is the goose’s name; it means “ComeCome”).

He only goes into the water when the guy washes his hands.  The goose likes bread and water, and is always standing by his owner.  Everybody knows VemVem in the town.  VemVem thinks he is a person.  Have you ever seem a goose entering a bank and staying in line?  He even prays at the end of the day!


  1. Posted March 12, 2019 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Suck on that, Konrad Lorenz!

  2. Mark R.
    Posted March 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Good name too.

  3. Janet
    Posted March 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    What a kick! Thank you, Luana.

  4. Mark R.
    Posted March 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Thinking about this after the fact, I don’t think I’d want to be imprinted. Too much responsibility…dogs are clingy enough. 🙂

  5. rickflick
    Posted March 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    What a delightful relationship!

  6. Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    So the goose prays at the end of the day? Can’t the church just be content with indoctrinating children without having to infect the animal kingdom as well?

  7. Mike
    Posted March 13, 2019 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Wonderful must have imprinted on him from the egg. Not sure about the Religious bit.lol

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