National Geographic : 1950 Mar
- At 402 Air Force General Arnold's Gander Survived a Raccoon Attack, Still Rules the Ranch Proud and belligerent, this pet goose fears neither man nor beast. To intruders he accords the "wing and bill treatment"-whacking them severely with his flapping wings, while pinching their cheeks or tongue with his bill. On one occasion he took on the big purebred Hereford bull, seizing an ear and hanging on like a bulldog, in spite of the head shaking and bellowing of the beast. Last summer a raccoon tore a chunk out of the gander's breast. But he recovered, and once again is head bird at El Rancho Feliz. This photographic series of wildlife in the Sonoma area was made by Paul J. Fair, a neighbor and long-time friend of General Arnold.