Thursday, March 31, 2011

Proceed with Caution

By Sean Hughes

Photos by Sean Hughes
As the season of spring begins to blossom upon us here at Flo Valley, it stimulates everyone’s conscience. “Proceed with caution’, is the expression in everyone’s mind as the semester winds down. Research papers, presentations and finals are in the forecast. So be cautious of the constantly changing weather, our grades, the time left to achieve our academic
goals and finally of our
unofficial mascots-
the geese on campus. 

This father goose is protecting a nesting area. 

The geese are letting the campus know that this is their turf.  They are abundant and very territorial. 

The father goose recognizes a Florissant Valley student as an outsider and proceeds to protect the nesting area.

The geese have attacked police  and even some of the students. 

A Florissant Valley student flees from the nesting area in an attempt to avoid the father goose’s attacks.

The father goose and FV student try to come to a formidable medium of understanding. 

So proceed which caution, because what’s good for the goose is good for the garden.

Geese stand their ground atop the Communications building. 


  1. I wonder if some scraps of bread would be a nice goodwill gesture to ease the stress level of these "attack" geese. I'm going to give it a try next week and report the results.

  2. This just in, the geese apparently like stale cinnamon bread near the Metro bus stop. I think I turned their upside down smile right side up. I'm going to venture to the other side of the quad and see if I can make the geese on the other side of the library believers. Its time for an intervention.