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They are real Traffic Stoppers

For all the hassles caused by the Canada Geese they seem to warm people’s hearts at this time of year. Twice this week. they have made the news as either police or firemen helped them across busy roads. The one that I heard about today stopped traffic on the Yellowhead Trail, a freeway that crosses the north part of the city. Police were called and the officer had a big smile on his face as he cleared the way for a mother goose and her goslings as they crossed the road. He told the reporter that no one cussed or honked their horns during rush hour but took it in stride.The news report said they “were taken into custody” and re-released in a safer area.

 I am keeping my eye on this nesting mother in a natural area as her nest gets bigger as she adds reeds and feathers.

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6 responses

  1. Another cute title and so true. Those geese walk right in the middle of the road without a care for traffic. At least this one is in a nest. Once the goslings are fledged, the mom will molt and cannot fly, so they become more of a traffic hazard.

    May 25, 2014 at 8:28 am

    • Unfortunately not all make it , one moose calf was hit this morning and had to be put down, the car was a write-off but the driver uninjured.Not a nice incident for the moose , driver or police officer.

      May 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

  2. jUST A QUICK PEEK AT YOUR BLOG SITE. WHAT A WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHER YOU ARE. I WAS LIVING IN CENTRAL ALBERTA PRIOR TO MOVING TO PEI EIGHT YEARS AGO AND ONE OF MY PASSIONS WAS PHOTOGRAPHING THE GORGEOUS PRAIRIE WHICH WILL ALWAYS HOLD A PLACE IN MY HEART. I WILL BE BACK TO LOOK AT MORE OF YOUR PHOTOS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING.

    May 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

    • Thank you for your kind comments. Did you get a chance to read my comments on your thesis? I have been to PEI and loved it, very fond of Alberta though there is always a point mid-winter when I wonder why I am here.

      May 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm

  3. wonderful 🙂

    May 27, 2014 at 12:31 am

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