Canada geese are loyal partners, mating for life. They are also fiercely protective parents. These young geese are safe under their parents' watch. A full grown goose can be as ferocious as a big watch dog. The goslings have not sprouted feathers yet, and their wings are merely cute, fluffy stubs. Even their uncoordinated sprints after each other are adorable. They will eat constantly and grow in size and strength, just in time to follow their parents south on their annual migration.