I took my nephew to Eyeglass World last Saturday to get his glasses. A Canadian Goose had made a nest in the mulch. We all had to walk past it to get into the store and it hissed wildly. Children were watching it from inside the store, peering closely. It was hissing at them through the window the entire time. The Eyeglass World workers didn't care that she was there and planned to do nothing about her nest.
Lots of people think Canadian geese are worthless poo machines, but I can't stop thinking about this one. The Eyeglass World is in the middle of a busy shopping center with 6 lanes of traffic on 2 sides. I'm having awful imaginings of tiny, yellow, fuzzy, goslings getting picked off by speeding traffic. I wondered how many eggs she had under her. I've felt bad and increasingly worse every day since Saturday.
I'm wrestling with myself--what's the lesser of two evils? If I go to the shopping center in the evening and take her eggs, then the chicks die in one piece in their shells. Would that be better than traffic death? If I don't decide soon, they'll have hatched.
Is it even legal for me to interfere? If I call DNR, I'm pretty sure they won't come.