And the geese are going to Canada - or not!!! Instead they decided to stay here in Fresno, in my pool to be exact. Out of the 15 years we lived in this house, LAST year Mr. & Mrs. Geese decided to spend some time in our pool. At first I thought they were so cute, “Geese in my backyard! maybe they’ll still be here when my grandchildren arrive.”
It did not take long to experience the destruction of the pool. I did some research and did you know that geese poop every 6 to 8 minutes and that they poop about 2 lbs. a day? And they like to eat slugs, leaving the shells in the pool for the sweeper to pick up and deposit them in the filters which they…. You get the picture.
This Spring they came back, and they look like the same couple!!! Mr. & Mrs. Geese spent the night in the pool and by morning it was a big mess. Went back to cyberspace to find some help. Someone wanted to sell me a silhouette of a dog for $70 plus dollars. Getting a real dog was out of the question since we travel a lot, and my husband running out to scare them off, well it would work for a while but they always came back after an hour or so. Somewhere in cyberspace I read about putting some beach balls in the pool, I thought the wind would blow them away or bunch them all up in one corner of the pool. So I decided to get some mean looking pool toys and tied them down. I did and… Ta Daaaa, so far so good, they have not returned!!! I hope I’m not singing a victory song too soon and the geese realized that the mean looking shark and alligator are just inflatable toys.
Two angel fish, one mean looking shark and an alligator.