I Brake for Geese
Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 20, 2017 10:26am CST
I went to the pool this morning - YEA! It felt great to be in the water once again. Two people asked where I've been for the last week, which I told them about the car, my wonderful car - dripping sarcasm. On the way home, a lonely goose decided to step into the oncoming path of my vehicle. I had to brake and swerve not to hit him. Silly goose. Or maybe not so silly, since he might know it's a crime to kill him as geese are protected and killing them would cause a hefty fine. So the goose is safe, and I even noticed the person behind me also needed to swerve a bit to avoid him. I've never seen a goose in that particular location before. Looks like I'm going to need to be on the lookout more for them. They really know how to stop traffic. Have you needed to wait for geese or other animals to cross the road before you could proceed on your way? Thanks for reading. Image by Pixabay
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I often had to brake for animals in the road during my driving years. I had a squirrel once who decided to sit in the road and not move for a little while. I finally had to put the car in park and get out of the car and then the squirrel got the hint and ran off.
Every time I heard of goose, I can't help thinking of the funny goose in Charlottle's Web and how it spelled teerrrriiffiiccc... (I haven't seen any goose for a decade or so. the last time I saw some, that family happened to be pets or whatever - at a holiday resort in New Zealand)