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Goose Herders

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Geese in the rain.

Just a nice photo of our flock of Canada geese walking on wet pavement as they headed for higher ground this morning. The creek was high after heavy rainfall and they normally nest on the creek banks, now under water.

Below, they walk in a somewhat orderly fashion between the bank and the creek, but couldn’t cross the street for the traffic.

The geese head out between the bank and the creek.

The geese head out between the bank and the creek.

Mark Cantley and I helped them cross the street—he parked his truck to block traffic from one directly and I stepped out to block it from the other and we both herded the geese across Main Street.

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We herd the geese across the street.

Here they are in the empty lot.

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Geese safely in the empty lot.

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9 responses

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  2. maru clavier

    The B&W photo is great… thanks for doing it, for telling the story and… for caring for non-human people.

    July 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

    • Maru, who could resist?

      July 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

      • maru clavier

        You could not, I would not… but there are still lots of people that do not care.

        July 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

  3. Love !

    July 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    • In the black and white photo, when they walked through the puddle was when the magic happened.

      July 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  4. Reminds me of that children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings”! Wonderful captures!

    July 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    • Yes, having full-time geese in town has been inspiring a lot of stories, I can see where that one came from!

      July 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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