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Feeding Geese

Posted: March 5, 2012 in Articles
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After looking down on the river path from a gondola, we went to look at the waterfall up close. On our way there, we noticed that some people were feeding some geese. We asked them if it was legal, and they said yes. We decided that from then on, we would save the heels of bread loaves to feed to geese. One day while we were walking, we saw geese. We wanted to feed them, but we realized with dismay that we had forgotten the bread. So we walked on a little further and saw the Cosmic Cafe. Well, we went in and decided to buy two rolls for feeding the geese. The manager of the store came, and she said it was illegal. Since one person said it was legal, one person said it was illegal, and there were no signs forbidding, we fed them some anyway.

It’s funny feeding the geese, because if you don’t feed one particular one for a while, he will come at you and hiss. They also sometimes sort of fight over pieces of bread. It’s quite amusing if you’re not scared. I was a little scared the first time, but I learned that if one slowly approaches you, you just have to throw a piece of bread at him. Also, geese are kind of dumb. If you throw bread too far or under them, they won’t know where it is. You have to throw it to the side or behind them in order for them to see it.

by John


Coming down from the sculpture gardens, we decided to see what was further down the path. We found that there was a cafe called The Cosmic Cafe and a bunch of boating clubs along the banks of the Schuylkill River. The first time we didn’t buy anything from them, but the second time we went there we bought two rolls for $1. The rolls were really good, and originally we were just going to eat them, but we saw some geese, so we threw some bread to them. (Feeding the geese is illegal according to this one person and fine with another, so if a cop stops us we’ll just say we didn’t know). The third time we went, we wanted to get some rolls, but the Cosmic Cafe was out. We asked if there were any soft pretzels. Again they had none, but they did tell us that there is a street vender down the road who sells soft pretzels. We then went and bought a soft pretzel from him. It was really good, and if the Cosmic Cafe is ever out of rolls again, we’ll probably go to him again if we want some food.

by John