Geese Crossing

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Byproducts or not, Canada Geese have become so much a part of the community here that they merit their own street crossing signs. (Anyone besides me notice that those are ducks on the sign and not geese?)

It’s tough to cross busy Eisenhower Avenue even for a human, but with Cook Lake on one side and Holmes Run on the other, sometimes a goose just gotta do it.

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7 Responses to Geese Crossing

  1. John says:

    A zebracrossing has blacka nd white stripes, what does a geese crossing have, webbed feet painted on the road?!

  2. Andrew says:

    I love that photo!

  3. Denton says:

    I have posted several photos of geese because they seem to have moved into the river near where I live. I remember geese as migratory birds but I am beginning to question if they have given up their migratory habits.

  4. Anne says:

    Wow do geese actually cross the roads in Canada?? It would be odd to see it actually happening. I had the impression that geese, like other birds, would shy away from busy places…all the more a street…really queer!

  5. MarieMcC says:

    John, that would be cute!

    Andrew, thank you!

    Denton, since the geese are getting accustomed to living in urban areas where there is an ample food supply, some of them appear to be changing their migratory habits.

    Anne, in this area there is a busy road between a lake and a creek, and the geese are getting used to the noise of the cars.

  6. Mike Austin says:

    That’s pretty funny, they are ducks on the sign. Looks like they took
    the standard ducks crossing sign and replaced the Word Ducks with
    Geese, boy, that was lazy. How hard is it to find the correct graphic to use?

    Geese are cool birds but stay out of their way. I’m from NY so we see our share
    of them. I was trout fishing near the finger lakes here in NY and they made it clear
    to me who was boss, they can be loud and they can come at you 20 strong.

    Mike Austin
    USA Traffic Signs

  7. MarieMcC says:

    Mike, guess you and I are the only ones who find it amusing that they don’t know their waterfowl around here.

    I’m from a rural area in California. I like geese, too, but I know that they’re as territorial as dogs and they mate for life. You’re so right, they are a force to be reckoned with.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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