CORONATION Street star Ben Price has spoken of his terror at being “pinned to the wall” by an angry goose.
The Nick Tisley actor, 48, said he was forced to run for his life after getting cornered by the furious fowl in Manchester.
Nick explained: “There I am running through Trafford and there’s a goose with its chicks on the towpath.
“So I turn and I’m right opposite it running and it goes: ‘Hiss.’ The full hiss. And it’s big. One of those big f***ers.”
Nick was speaking on the Sofa Cinema Club podcast he does with Corrie co-stars Colson Smith and Jack P Shepherd.
He added: “So it took off at me, pinned me against the wall, full flap. And I’m like, ‘Arghh!’The actor is famous for playing the suave Nick Tilsley in Coronation Street[/caption] Geese, like these ones seen in Hampshire, can attack if their young are threatened[/caption]
“I was thinking, ‘I’m not going anywhere near your babies, your chicks, I’m just running through.’
“I tell you what, I ran. And I was a bit panicked. But of course, there’s like another 10.
“So I can’t go back, I’m going forward and every time I go past one I’m like talking to them, saying: ‘No dramas, nothing here. I’m just going for a run. Please.’
“You don’t want to upset them. You don’t want to stress them out.”
Why do geese attack?
THEY might seem like an urban menace but there is a good reason geese go berserk...
When geese go for humans, the most likely attackers are the males.
They will ususally only confront you in the event that you get too close to their mates, eggs or young.
Attack methods include a harmless bite or, as happened to Nick, coming at you with their powerful wings flapping.
In either event, they are simply trying to protect the more vulnerable members of their family.
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Colson, 22, who plays Craig Tinker, added: “I’ve had an encounter as well and they are turning more and more aggressive.
“There are about 10 geese along this stretch of the canal.
“I run to certain heart rates and as I see one my heart rate flies up because of the anxiety that it’s going to attack me.
“They are nasty animals. They’re awful.”