And that old friend is Mr. Canadian Goose!
Canadian Goose primarily nest in Canada and the Northern U.S.A. area. They really seem to thrive around the Great Lakes region. Sadly, due to hunting and their habitats disappearing to make way for shopping centers and parking lots, the Canadian Goose was thought to be extinct in the 50's. It wasn't until 1962 that a small flock was discovered in Rochester, Minnesota by a Natural History Surveyor by the name of Harold Hanson. A couple of years later the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center was built near Jamestown, North Dakota and they started a program to start mating the birds. By 1981 more than 6,000 giant Canada geese had been released among st several countries.