|Farmyard geese newly arrived|
at Lincolnwood's Centennial Park
Earlier this summer, bicyclists and joggers along the path, which parallels the MWRD canal, were greeted by the sight of a rooster. For two or three consecutive mornings the quite-out-of-place capon pecked away at seeds and such alongside the canal.
Some cockerel fancier left the fellow some actual chicken feed.
How he avoided becoming coyote chow remains a mystery. But after 3 days some PETA or SPCA type cornered the fellow and left a note on a bush reporting that he had been removed to a happy life on a farm somewhere.
Now white geese are showing up in the very same place.
These aren't the standard grey Canadian geese who regularly poop up the bike path there, but big white farmyard geese.
|Peaceful co-existence among the Lincolnwood geese|
These more domesticate buffoonish birds seem to coexist rather nicely with their wild counterparts.
But we think they'll likely end up as nocturnal coyote snacks.
And the puzzle as to who's dropping off farm animals in Lincolnwood, Illinois continues apace.