Where I live in De. we have several retaining ponds where the Canadian Geese come in during the day. If there are no babies around, these guys are quite friendly. I got some corn kernels yesterday, which they really enjoyed. My neighbor is very in to snakes (I am learning), he just picks them and treats them just like pets. Though I am learning, I must admit most any snake is still a little intimidating. We don't seem to have any of the poisonous kinds in my area but, De. does have copperheads. And I surely am not interested in getting close to one of those puppies.
We also have tons of Snow Geese. They seem to be somewhat less friendly but, they are beautiful to look at. We also have something similar to a small wild tiger (forget what they are called) but, they run around 60 lbs. They do seem to get very close to people, and generally run and hide if the situation warrants.
The really nasty birds that we have are Turkey Buzzards. Afraid of almost nothing, and can attack at any time. Man are they big looking fellows. Again nothing I want to get up close to.