Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Puddle Waddler #SOL21


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I sit in the drive-through at CVS waiting to pick up a prescription when I notice two Canadian geese waddling down the street. Yes, down the street. We have a small lake in this area where the geese are abundant, and sometimes they extend their boundaries just a bit.

As I watch the pair, I wonder, "I know geese mate for life, but how do you tell which one is female and which one is male?" 

As I ponder this deep question, one of them walks straight down the middle of the street looking back every once in a while to see if the partner is still there. The other one walks along and makes a point to waddle through every puddle along the way.

I think I just found my answer.


  1. I love this! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I was really wondering how you figured this out. Ha ha...thanks for the fun post

  3. Aw! Love this! We have an abundant amount of geese in our neighborhood, and many folks try to shoo the away (they DO tend to be messy), but I just love them. You've captured why!