This is a traffic alert. Really.

Twice in the past two days, we’ve had to stop for these feathered pedestrians just east of Seacrest, and they’re hard to see from a distance.


7 Replies to "This is a traffic alert. Really."

  • Rhonda Porter May 21, 2007 (12:20 pm)

    Before living in West Seattle, I had a house in West Hill Auburn on a small lake (more like a large pond)…we constantly had to stop for those little darlings! I haven’t seen many in WS. Thanks for posting the photos. :)

  • Robert May 21, 2007 (12:39 pm)

    Are these the “dreaded” Canadian Geese or some other species?

  • WSB May 21, 2007 (12:50 pm)

    Yes, these are Canada geese. Personally, we find them so beautiful we don’t mind stepping around what they leave behind after all that grass-snacking, but reducing their population based on the perceived “pollution” problem seems literally to have become a federal case. Local activists have worked with government authorities to try to stop them from being killed. More here.

  • Admiral Resident May 21, 2007 (4:07 pm)

    Someone needs to teach them to use the crosswalk. :)

  • joykiller101 May 21, 2007 (5:46 pm)

    You know what I find beautiful?

    a.) things that aren’t covered in goose s**t
    b.) parks where my nieces and nephews can explore without fear of being attacked by aggressive Canada geese

    Gas ’em, I say.

  • Robert May 21, 2007 (9:01 pm)

    I’ve had to stop for them too. I really worry that some unconscientious motorist will not stop theough. Like the commenter above.

  • Ms_F May 22, 2007 (2:04 am)

    Thank goodness Seattle still has a moratorium on the kill. It was really awful how they rounded them up and gassed them for several summers (they captured them while they were molting and could not fly away). I think the volunteer program to mitigate the goose droppings has been pretty successful. I personally prefer a little goose poop over parks devoid of wildlife. It is too bad killjoy is not teaching compassion to his/her nieces and nephews.

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