Really? I much prefer our seasonal Canada geese. Okay, they're not really cuddly, but with admirable family values. They mate for life and are really, and I mean really protective of the babies. When they take the kids out for a swim, one is in front and one brings up the rear. With our year round mallards, it's all Mom taking care of the babies.
Okay, they're not at all friendly and cuddly, but very respectable and responsible parents.