Watch the goose attack

Canada geese are known to be aggressive when defending their nests, but one goose in particular is striking fear into the hearts of women and men at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

The goose, which lurks outside the Hagey Hall building, was dubbed the Spawn of Satan Goose by Reddit user Quock, who claims to have been attacked twice.

"I heard a whoosh and looked behind me, and the f***ing thing was in full divebomb mode, wings tucked and mouth wide open, going straight for my face. I dodged it, but it's the only time a goose has actually charged at me," wrote Quock, who posted a warning to other students on the University of Waterloo subreddit, prompting others to share their terrifying tales of goose aggression.

"We were driving around listening to a fire mixtape when this goose blocked the road near HH [Hagey Hall]. My friend got out to shoo him away and he nearly died," said Siddarth Verma, who posted the video above. 

Verma, a first year electrical engineering student was driving with his friend Andrew Boettger when they spotted the goose in the middle of the road.

"Even after I flashed my lights and honked at it, and it just looked at me and honked back," said Verma. Then goose hissed at Boettger who had gotten out to shoo it away. Verma said his friend ran and hid behind a dumpster before getting back in the car.

Others had similar experiences.

"I was going for a run last Saturday and right by HH, I saw this goose taking on another mated couple of geese in the middle of the road," said another Reddit user.

"I haven't been attacked by a goose in my five years at the school. I left my last exam from the PAC on Friday and was hissed at by this goose. So close," said LeafsFan13.

The troublesome goose also has two listings on the university's Goose Watch website, which keeps track of nesting pairs and helps people plan goose-free routes through campus. 

Goose Watch

The University of Waterloo's Goose Watch website, that alerts students to geese and helps them plan routes to avoid nesting pairs. (University of Waterloo)