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Bruce Arnott

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Bruce worked at Londolozi from 2017 to 2020. He always had a passion for the bush and the outdoors, having been camping and fishing since he was a young boy. He attended school in the Natal midlands after which he moved down to ...

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Stunning images Bruce. Amazing sighting.

Thank you very much Marinda!

I’ve seen Egyptian geese have short fights, but none with anything like that level of aggression!

It was highly intense and memorable!

I Love these Egyptian Goose fights. Check out these two other blogs featuring a similar scenario. Who knows, maybe it is the same geese….?


Excellent series and description of the fight! I had to smile when you mentioned the loser hissed back as he flew away.

Thank you Joanne! It was just as you would imagine, the loser had an attitude!

I love Egyptian Geese too. They are so beautifully marked and very noisy. Can’t help noticing them! In human society they would possibly be the ones starting a bar fight! Wendy M

I agree with you, they have tenacity and aggression one would never expect! Thank you for your comment Wendy!

Well-told story, Bruce! I felt like I was ringside!

Thank you Mary Beth, I am glad you liked it!

Who would have thought so much excitement could be exhibited by three Egyptian geese, two of them in battle mode?! Fascinating description of the series of events you witnessed, including the defeated goose’s last words to the victor. Your photos documented the encounter perfectly. Well done!

Thank you very much Denise! I’m happy the encounter fascinated you as much as it did!

Wow- great piece- had no idea geese were territorial like this.

Charles, thank you! I’m pleased that you learnt something new!

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Wow, a very intense sighting! thank you for sharing!

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