Oh I just can’t stand it when cars do that.
Here in the twin cities we have a massive geese overpopulation problem. Mainly due to the increased restrictions on hunting and the ancillary issues of animal rights activists and so on, and less hunters/places to hunt as a result of that and city growth.
So, this time of year we frequently have geese crossing roadways en masse. For those of you that don’t know, geese are what i would call a “dumb” bird, much like the pretty colored ones are when it comes to cars, meaning they stand there and dont realize that a car can hurt them. Not like blackbirds/ravens, which know cars are dangerous and always avoid them.
Anyway, what has been happening everyday now is at a busy intersection geese are crossing. Imagine this scene during peak traffic (4:30pm)… You have 2 roads crossing with stoplights. Each road is 4 lanes (2 each way), plus you have 1-2 turn lanes going each way onto the other road. There are many many cars at these lights.
So, the dumb geese decide “let’s cross here”. And some overly sappy drivers decide to stop their cars right in the middle of this large intersection and wait about 4 minutes for them to do so. Mind you there is plenty of room to drive around the geese since both roads have paved shoulders, yet the drivers still don’t want to “startle” them, so they sit.
Speed limit in this area is 50mph, so very well you can have say someone coming down one road, seeing a green light, and not expecting those cars that are in intersection to still be there when they arrive.
Ugly ugly ugly, and stupid.