RIT is known for its unique campus consisting of millions of
bricks. Some students find the brick unappealing, cold, and boring.
Me...I don't mind the brick so much. Other students think that there
is enough green space. But if there is one thing that really bugs me
about our campus, it is its ability to attract swarms and swarms of
Canadian geese. I understand that it isn't the campus's fault that
geese love RIT so much, but sometimes they're presence is just
inconvenient and incredibly vexing. I know this sounds crazy, but
these geese are at higher level than your ordinary goose. SOO here are
my main issues with Branta canadensis
(that's Latin for goose from Canada, ay):
know when you are in a hurry, especially when you are trying get your
car parked so you can sprint to your class. So they waddle right in
front of your car, taking their sweet time crossing the road. They
don't hesitate, get scared or instinctively fly away either! They know
you would have to stop for them and they never forget to give you a
goose's version of the stink eye.
-Parking lots are their
restroom. Its never a good start to your day when you take a step out
of you car and find a special treat on the bottom of your shoe...or
ever worse...your flip flop! And its never a good end to your day when
you find your car covered with goose deposits either, especially when
you just had it washed the day before.
-There are a lot of
them and when you get them angry...they can get aggressive. I have
never experienced a goose attack first hand, but I have heard stories
of geese going Bruce Lee on people. During the warmer months they can
get even crazier because they have their little goslings to protect.
can get SUPER loud. On squawking goose isn't too bad and it's really
easy to tune out. But when you have a giant flock of geese squawking
together, it can get irritating.
I do not have a personal
vendetta against them gooses. In fact, I do think the baby goslings
are so cute. I just have my little moments where I wish they weren't
there, but they can be entertaining....when they're bothering other