i knelt down in the grass and fed it a few pieces of an energy bar i had in my backpack. it was literally climbing into my lap to get to the treats, its huge webbed feet scrambling up the front of my thighs, and whenever i paused to take pictures it would start gently nomming on my pantlegs to let me know it was still hungry. it did that when i stood up too, and it followed me around until i pedaled away. i've never had a wild bird climb in my lap before. a giant bird, too, my goodness, it's the size of a large canada goose.