Sunday, May 23, 2010

Geese on the Go

Goose crossing
Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
You know you live in a fairly suburban, almost rural, area when traffic regularly comes to a stand still for the local Canada geese population to cross the road.

Every year the geese nest across the road from the pond they like to feed in. It's busy four lane road, but everybody waits for the geese to cross. Remarkably there is almost no honking from either the cars or the geese and in the 10 plus years I've lived here, only a handful of geese have been hit by cars.

I find them to be a bit of a nuisance, but they do add a sort of rustic charm when you see all the little goslings marching along with mom and dad. Heaven knows my kids love seeing the the goslings grow up each year.

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