A notorious goose is on the loose in Utah (sorry, it had to be done). If you’ve ever come in contact with them, geese can be mean. Granted I’m not a fan of any types of birds, but I definitely avoid geese. The goose is now nicknamed ‘Gangsta the Goose’. And Gangsta has taken on the role of bodyguard for a family of ducks in the town of Daybreak, Utah.

For more than a month, Gangsta the Goose has been chasing down, honking, and hissing at anyone who comes too close to a mother duck and her nest. According to local residents, it appears Gangsta just naturally chose to be their protector.

Nearby homeowners have put up signs warning people about the aggressive goose — and apparently, Gangsta’s duties didn’t end when the ducklings hatched. Gangsta was recently spotted escorting the ducks to a lake.

GALLERY: List of Animals Native to North Carolina

As found by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission