Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Goose herding by bicycle

These Canada geese decided to take a nap in the middle of North Shore Drive today. Geese aren't particularly bright. Traffic starts to back up behind the geese. Drivers opted to just sit there and beep at them. Could a motorist have gotten out and shooed them away? Yes, but some motorists aren't particularly bright.

I happened upon this impasse of stupidity and decided to save them from having to put their cars in park, open the door, get out and shoo the resting geese away. I may have also saved the geese from being crushed under the wheels of the impatient backup of traffic.

I put a "Hold on, people, I got this covered" finger up to let them know was taking care of their goose issue. I don't think they saw my index finger signaling this while I was wearing gigantic mittens, but they got the idea. While geese ignore cars, they respect the bike and move quickly when one is coming towards them as you'll see in the video below.

I got a hearty "Thank you!" from one of them at least.

1 comment:

  1. Just another day in the big city for Red Riding.


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