The most tenacious creatures we have in our yard are the Canada geese.
They are here in the summer.
They are here in the fall.
They are here in the winter.
They are here in the spring.
The only time they leave is when the pond is iced over.
They will fly right over our heads when on approach to the pond and when exiting the pond.
Right before dark, they fly east to spend on the night on the local lake.
In the morning, they return.
It is interesting to watch a goose fight.
The geese like to stand on top of our house and garage, then honk until they are honked out.
They like to walk down the driveway, then walk up the sidewalk towards the stoplight.
They will not hurry if they are standing in the driveway and you are attempting to drive on the driveway.
They leave green squishy goose droppings everywhere.
One pair of geese has had their nest on top of the neighbor's porch overhang for the last two years.
They will chase you if you get too close to their young.
There was once a goose that we called War Goose. He would not let anyone cross the bridge to the other side of the pond, unless you carried a really big stick and even then you never turned your back.