But, can't geese be mean or aggressive?
Some are and some aren't, that's the short answer. While some breeds, such as the Sebastopol, Pilgrim, and American Buff seem to be more docile,
the African and Chinese can be more aggressive, especially during the spring mating season. Generally, it can be said that the male goose (gander) is more aggressive,
especially during the spring mating season. However, in some situations the females are very aggressive and the males are very tame.
Some geese can be "trained" to be less aggressive. Often a very young "imprinted" gosling will still be very bonded to its owners as an adult.
But, sometimes that very same goose will become aggressive since it doesn't have any respect or fear of humans.
It boils down to the fact that each goose is an individual, and perhaps some luck is involved.