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Jarrod Wilde and his daughter, Hailey, pose for a photo with the family's pet geese. (Contributed photo)

A lifelong friendship between two unlikely species

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Honk! Honk!

No, that's not a car horn you hear coming from the Wildes' property near Alexandria.

It's the playful banter of the couple's pet geese.

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"We don't really know why we got them, they were just so cute and tiny, they looked like little cotton balls when they were first born," Karrie Wilde recalled.

Seventeen years ago, Karrie's husband Jarrod gave her two 2-day-old Brown Chinese geese for Mother's Day. They instantly became attached.

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