Feathers On Friday: Safety In Numbers

Yesterday we were driving merrily along behind another car, when it suddenly came to an abrupt halt, seemingly for no reason. We waited a few seconds before seeing why. A gaggle of Egyptian geese having decided that the grass was greener on the other side,Β  bravely waddled out into the road, obviously having faith that they’d be seen and given safe passage. It was their lucky day.


American film director Abraham Polonsky once said, “If you don’t get killed, it’s a lucky day for anybody.” I guess that’s one positive way of looking at life.

Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable weekend.



54 comments on “Feathers On Friday: Safety In Numbers

  1. The geese in our neighborhood stop traffic on a regular basis. They eat in the road, sleep in the road, waddle about in the road, and act as if they OWN the place!

  2. They have no fear. In fact, I think they chose the most dangerous of paths. On the Vancouver Seawall, the Canadian geese choose to walk in the bike lanes rather than on the pedestrian pathway. I have come to think that they have a special guardian angel on standby.

    • Oh, your comment made me laugh out loud. I’m sure you’re right about the guardian angel. I remember once when an alligator was trying to relax in the grass across our lake and two geese decided to have a bit of fun harassing him. They fearlessly approached him and standing very close, just honked and honked almost in his β€˜ear’. He wasn’t taking the bait though and ignored them. I could almost hear him thinking, β€œOh, not you two again! Haven’t you got something better to do?” 🀣

  3. I’m glad the geese made it safely across the road … and a good deed done by the drivers … love the quote by Polonsky..πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

  4. I think people overall have become more aware of the wildlife and are willing to help them when in a plight. I saw a woman pull her car over to the side of the road as we saw a red tail hawk near the road. I could tell he was eating a kill so I hope she had enough sense to leave. But her first instinct was make sure he was OK. Nice!!

  5. Don’t plan on getting killed but you never know.
    Wonderful foto Sylvia. Love how it gives one the clear idea of how
    much room these interesting birds have to roam on; thanks!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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