In fact, signs will often warn motorists that they might encounter a flock crossing the road. There are also signs that explain their territorial and protective behaviour especially at nesting time (what a good idea!). It’s part of country life much as it has become here over the decades.
Respect should be paid to them as well as pedestrians. We’ve never ever had any issues.
I need to thank the rapid response of our local community to this issue of Council voting to remove the Lake Daylesford geese. It’s a wonderful thing to see such engagement and fierce determination to protect the character and nature of the place we have all chosen to work and live in.
A huge shout out to friends, industry colleagues, local suppliers and producers, media and above all our own wonderful Lake House guests who love this flock of birds that has flourished here over at least three decades as much as we do and who have offered support through social media, emails, and phone calls. Thank you so much.
Let’s hope we don’t continue to lose much more of it in a race to urbanise. If you wish to contribute, please do by signing the petition here: change.org/p/hepburn-shire-council-save-our-lake-daylesford-geese
Please show your support. Thank you again, everyone.