What Predators Eat Geese?

Photo: Christoph Koch / Flickr
Photo: Christoph Koch / Flickr

Natural predators of wild geese species include wolves, eagles, bears, raccoons and foxes. They are usually most vulnerable during their nesting season.

Eggs and goslings are more vulnerable than adult geese and have more natural predators. For example, gulls, ravens, owls, caribou and parasitic jaegers may eat eggs or nestlings of the snow goose, which lives in northern Canada and Alaska.

Wild geese, such as Canadian geese, also migrate south for the winter. Predators further south include the Virginia opossum and the common snapping turtle.

Humans are another major predator of some geese species as geese are edible. Both Canadian geese and snow geese are popular prey for sport hunters.

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