A Less Than Ideal Goose Nest

My neighborhood's community swimming pool has an unwanted visitor that's severely overstaying its welcome.

I've seen waterfowl hang out at pools for a day or two, maybe even a week, but this goose has been around for the better part of a month. It surely feels secure, since a fence surrounds the area and the pool doesn't open to human swimmers until Memorial Day. Also, for some reason, community managers have made no attempt to run the goose off. Perhaps they think it's a neat attraction for potential tenants, or maybe they've failed to notice the steady stream of goose poop pouring out of it.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know the effect chlorine has on a goose's digestive tract? I imagine it can't be good, but then again we are talking about a city goose—its dietary staples include golf-course fertilizer.

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4 Responses to A Less Than Ideal Goose Nest

D Fuor wrote:
April 30, 2011

Not enough chlorine in the pool to harm him. His system will probobly get used to it and he'll get sick the next time he drinks from a pond though. :-)

Green Eggs & Sam wrote:
April 28, 2011

Kids peeing in the pool is bad enough, but it beats goose turds.

Kyle W. wrote:
April 27, 2011

@Ben Yeah that's GHG's new "fully flocked swimming Canada floater." Pretty real, huh?

Ben O wrote:
April 26, 2011

Is this a prank? Did you put a decoy in your pool?