Amazingly Smart Geese Use The Crosswalk Just Like Humans
Animals and roads usually don’t mix. It’s not something you see every day. But when that happens, we always have a witness to capture that funny moment when they do. While most animals avoid humans and roads, some gutsy geese recently threw caution to the wind and decided to do some walking.
Why did the flock of geese cross the street? So that they can be caught on video and become an Internet sensation! These very clever geese wait for the traffic light to change before crossing the street in front of the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston. Such model citizens! Soon enough, one by one they start crossing and the cars stop for these feathery pedestrians! They look like the Beatles on that crosswalk, only without the flair pants. If you are wondering why they didn’t just fly across, here’s an idea. Walking uses far less energy than flying. Conserving energy for fleeing danger and long migrations help them survive. Geese tend to walk to their feeding site from water. Since geese are grazing animals, they will do more walking than flying.
It’s really interesting to see these flock of geese so calm and near people and cars, because geese aren’t the friendliest of creatures! It’s adorable to watch now, but it’s a good thing that these drivers were paying attention and let these little guys go! It’s good to know that we have such good drivers that pay attention on the road and didn’t disturbed this big family making it to the other side!