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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Beware of Egyptian Goose Eggs

Egyptian Goose Eggs

As you may know, the City is home to Egyptian Geese; especially around the golf course and Cibolo Creek. Recently we've had sightings of a nest of eggs on the Cibolo Creek and we ask caution is used in not disturbing it or any others you may encounter.

Egyptian geese are not native to Texas or anywhere else in North America, but can be seen at creeks, ponds or golf course water holes.  The birds look like a cross between a duck and a goose with broad, round, chestnut-colored patches around yellow eyes. The dapper birds sport gray-tan to ruddy-brown backs, black tails and pink beaks, legs and feet.  A big white wing patch gives them a wonderful appearance, particularly in flight.  Egyptian geese have been imported from their native home in Africa south of the Sahara as decorative birds. Those that have escaped from private ownership have established themselves around golf courses, city parks, etc. that have some type of water hole.

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