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Geese cause a minor traffic jam

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I was waiting to turn on to Route 50 in Prince George's County this week, when this minor traffic jam on route 704 caught my eye. The geese weren't in a hurry and drivers were becoming a bit frustrated as the birds ambled back and forth across the lanes.

-- Michael Bolden

Has this happened to you? What do you do? Post a comment below.

By Michael Bolden  | June 24, 2010; 10:38 AM ET
Categories:  Congestion, Highways  
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I was commuting on my bicycle on Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria one afternoon recently when a family of geese blocked the road about half a block from where I wanted to cross. I don't know how the drivers felt about it, but it bought me time to get across. After crossing, as I continued on my way, the geese blocked my way on the bike trail. I was happy to wait for them - tit for tat.

Posted by: jcflack1 | June 24, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Geese have picked up on DC-area laziness and no longer fly.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 24, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Hey, the geese live here, too. Give them a break.

Posted by: ceefer66 | June 24, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather the geese crap on the pavement than on my car, my lawn, or the golf course.

I wonder how much damage a goose would do to your car if you just downshifted and floored it instead of stopping for them.

Posted by: 1995hoo | June 24, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

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