geese

By - 12/2/16 - 2:07 pm

Sophy Tuttle has quite the tale of what happened on her normally sedate Medford side street this morning when a drunken college student, on learning Tuttle's downstairs neighbor had packed three dozen chickens, a number of geese and ducks and an undetermined number of pigs in a trailer parked in the street, got a hammer and whacked the trailer open (all the while screaming "I know what I'm doing, my girlfriend goes to Tufts!"), releasing all the birds into the street (the pigs just stayed where they were):

I was woken up at 4:30 to the cops banging on our door screaming "Are these your f*%$ing chickens?!?!" "Get the F*%^ out here and get them!". My neighbor runs out and starts screaming at the kid. My next door neighbors and the farmer and his wife now spend the next 2 hours chasing chickens and ducks allll over my neighborhood, all while screaming like it's not 5am. While the kid is sitting in cuffs on my porch, the cop says "are you a college student?", to which the moron replies, "yea, I go to college". The cop replies, "that's why then. All you college kids are f*&%ing idiots". My roommates and I are standing on the porch, watching about 5 seasoned police officers chase chickens on a suburban street at 5 am and trying not to laugh, because, you know, they have guns.

By - 10/16/16 - 11:57 am
By - 10/11/16 - 5:50 pm
A goose in Boston's Public Garden

Winged menace gives you the eye.

Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.

At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.

By - 9/27/16 - 1:58 pm
Geese in Hyde Park

Blame Canada geese: The honey badgers of the avian world.

Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George refuses to duck the issue any longer: Boston has become infested by Canada geese that befoul our parks, sidewalks and waterways and chase after other animals, little children and even small adults. Read more.

By - 10/17/15 - 8:04 am
Geese on Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation

Geese paddled around Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation this morning.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:38 am
Goose by the Charles River Esplanade at sunset

JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.

By - 4/30/15 - 6:41 pm
Forlorn mama goose in the Fenway

Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.

By - 4/17/15 - 4:06 pm
Goose in a pot in the Longwood Medical Area

Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.

By - 4/14/15 - 12:13 pm
Goose and eggs atop WGBH building in Brighton

Several eggs, actually. Jesse Haley gives us a bird's-eye view of the roof of WGBH in Brighton, newly furnished as a goose nursery.

By - 3/7/15 - 11:05 pm
Gees crossing busy Back Bay intersection

Mike Ball watched a couple of geese navigate the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street this afternoon.

By - 10/23/14 - 6:08 pm

Gianna Maria reports her inbound Red Line train came to a halt around 6 p.m. on the Longfellow to avoid making pate out of a silly goose who refused to move. After about ten minutes, the goose moved out and so did the train.

By - 8/24/14 - 10:54 pm
Water fowl makes a landing in the Charles at sunset off the Esplanade

JB Parrett watched a goose come in for a landing at sunset in the Charles River off the Esplanade tonight.

Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:

Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/8/14 - 6:42 pm
Geese in the Charles

JB Parrett watched as a gaggle of goslings made their way along the Charles today.

By - 5/13/14 - 9:49 pm
Feeding the ducks in the Public Garden

A concerned citizen complains:

I don't want to be a wet blanket, but every evening when I walk through the Public Garden between 5 and 6, I see this gentleman feeding the geese and ducks, in spite of the fact that such feeding is not allowed - I would normally let it go, but he feeds them practically every night, and he feeds them a lot! If this really harms the critters, someone should talk to him - otherwise, they should remove the signs!

By - 3/16/14 - 5:31 pm
Geese on the Jamaicaway

Paul Schlichtman was among those who stopped to let the Jamaicaway procession finish today.

By - 3/11/14 - 4:32 pm
White geese in Cambridge

Jaeseung Hahn captured the scene in Cambridgeport yesterday morning, when the white geese of the Charles River went for a stroll.

By - 7/6/13 - 7:14 pm
Geese observing traffic sign in Hyde Park

On River Street outbound from Cleary Square, just before Turtle Pond Parkway, there's this Goose Crossing sign. This afternoon, what seemed like endless squadrons of geese took full advantage of the sign, crossing from the Mother Brook to their ancestral grazing grounds on the large field across the street.

A group approached the road, waited until it was clear in both directions and then waddled across. Cars stopped. Another gaggle of geese approached the road. The process repeated.

By - 1/27/13 - 6:55 pm

Geese on the move on Jamaica Pond

We spent a some time on the north side of Jamaica Pond today, watching the geese (and some ducks and one seagull) flocked around the one remaining patch of open water on the pond (what looks like open water near the boathouse in the photos below is actually ice):

By - 5/12/12 - 11:37 am

Geese on train tracks.

Some geese were just hanging out this morning on the train track on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge.