"Now, please, let's understand," said Dominic Ehler, Mario's human companion. "Sometimes I'll say Maria, sometimes I'll say Mario. It's kind of a long story, but I sorta say when he's good he's Maria, when he's bad he's Mario"CBS evidently took park workers' word that the Goose was a girl, without checking.
AKSARBENT knew a goose in an Omaha park who liked (certain) people better than other geese, to whom s/he was kind of a pariah. The bird would come when we whistled and liked the tap water we brought it better than the park's pond water.