As Canadians, we all love our icon bird, the Canada Goose.
Canadian Geese are everywhere in Canada, they're on our money, they're in every one of our backyards at some point throughout the year - they are quintessentially "Canadian." None of this is news.
Also not news, at least to us Canadians, is that these birds can be extremely territorial and aggressive, especially so in Spring.
What may not be "news" to us might be a good lesson to an American teenager, though, as we learn through a series of photos of a Canada Goose showings it's feathers to a teenager playing golf.
Here are some of the photos of the "vicious attack", that as a Canadian, I'm sure will make you laugh.
Isaac Couling, a 16-year-old high school student in Michigan, was playing in a school golf tournament over the weekend, and he got to experience the wrath of a Canada Goose, first hand.
What had happened is the Couling took a small moment to admire a Goose nest on the court - which obviously at this time of year (or anytime, really) is a big no-no to the goose.
Couling notes that during his altercation with the Canadian bird, his golf clubs had fallen out and were then being "guarded" by the goose.
He was not hurt or harmed, and did finish the tournament - but not with his own clubs as they had been taken by the Canada Goose and she was showing no signs of allowing him to have them again. Hah!
Apparently, Couling's coaches had to go out on the course in golf carts just to shuffle off the mama-bird and retrieve the competitor's clubs.
The photos were caught by Devon Pitts of Blissfield Athletics, who just happened to be in the "right place at the right time."
Thank goodness for this photographer's lucky shots, cause this gave me all the laughs I needed on this gloomy Montreal morning.
He's perfectly fine, and the moral of the story here is simple...
...Don't mess with Canadian Geese.