The venerable Canadian Goose. We have a pond in the neighborhood as well as a large lake nearby (Cardinal Lake), so these guys feel right at home. Plus, people from the neighborhood like to put out food at the pond, so our small flock of about 15-20 are habitual visitors. We also have a small flock at work, in the lake behind the campus. Just watch your step… (there’s a reason for the old saying  “loose as a goose“)

I wouldn’t have believed it, if I hadn’t seen it for myself. These pair of Canadian Geese actually built a nest in the middle of the Kroger parking lot (near Duluth Highway and Riverside Parkway).