Geese ruling the roost at college


The cat may come back, but so do the geese. For the second year in a row, two pairs of nesting geese are calling the Medicine Hat College home for the next few weeks. One pair has taken up residence on the rooftop of a small office annex near the pond, while another pair has returned to the parking lot. College officials have barricaded off that section of the parking lot as geese tend to be very protective of their eggs and young. Signs have also been posted warning passersby that the geese could attack. College goers are being advised to give the nesting birds a wide berth and park in another area. Wildlife experts say that geese prefer to return to the same area to nest year after year. Last years goslings hatched in mid July and they say the same time frame is expected this year.