21/11/2018 8:03 PM AEDT

Geese Turn Queensland Woman's Farm Fairy Tale Into A Living Nightmare

Leslie Du Preez had no idea the new additions to her property would end up terrorizing her.

When Leslie Du Preez first welcomed five geese to her rural property, she had visions of creating a tranquil sanctuary where animals could roam free. Little did she know that the new additions to her small farm in Queensland, Australia would turn out to be nightmares ― or as Du Preez told HuffPost, “arseholes.”

“They have terrorized us!” she said. “We’ve had to walk around the property with sticks and brooms so we can get things done.”

"If you have a big family and a huge oven I would suggest the two big ones make it a very Merry Xmas," Du Preez said.

In a desperate attempt to restore peace and order to her farm, Du Preez listed the problem birds on a local buy-and-sell group on Facebook earlier this month: 


Much to Du Preez’s relief, the flock was picked up last Friday and relocated to another farm. The new owners were fully aware of what they were getting themselves into but “thought they’d be a great addition.”

So far, no problems have been reported. 

“They’ve behaved perfectly as far as I understand, they’ve betrayed me,” Du Preez said. “You bastards, you misbehaved for us! 

“Don’t be fooled by their cute little beady eyes,” Du Preez wrote. “They stare deep into your soul and know all your fears.”

The story brought some much-needed laughter to those living off the land, particularly as farming communities in Australia have been grappling with the effects of drought.

“I think everybody probably needs a good chuckle and to remember there are some good things,” Du Preez said. “I think everyone can relate to an arsehole animal.”

Now, with the geese gone, peace has been restored. 

“There’s little bluebirds on our shoulders again,” Du Preez said. “The morning after they were gone, it was so quiet that nothing woke us up. We managed a sleep in!”