Sure Sign Spring is Near?
Canada Goose Shit on the Sidewalks – Canadian Geese are simple vermin in the eyes of Canadians.
We are overrun by them. Thanks to global warming, they no longer “fly south”. Nope, instead they prefer to save their energy and hang around during the winter and breed. As soon as the weather warms slightly, they seem to appear and are everywhere. Thanks to urban sprawl, geese have moved into many city neighborhoods. They choose to nest in the oddest spots – including the shrubbery surrounding the building where I work.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of a run in with a Canada Goose, let me say this - they are mean-spirited and nasty and love to attack the unsuspecting. Oh, and they are indiscriminate poop machines. When the hissing and honking starts, you better start running or swinging or both. I’ve seen them dent car doors and break car mirrors. I prefer the cursing, purse swinging, leg kicking, high karate moves myself.
Yup, goose poop on the sidewalks usually means Spring is just around the corner. Not only do you have to watch where you step, but you also need to watch what’s lurking in the bushes. Soon, I’m putting in for hazard pay.
What's your sure sign of Spring?