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Family of geese take over Marshalls storefront near Polo Park

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The Canadian geese are guarding a nest in front of the retail store on Empress Street. – Apr 13, 2017

WINNIPEG — Customers near the Polo Park area are being greeted with a honk or a hiss as a gaggle of geese have set up shop in a Marshalls parking lot.

The family of geese are guarding a nest in a flower bed in front of the retail store on 600 Empress St.

On Thursday, the geese could be seen rubber necking at cars and beaking at the occasional customer heading into the store.

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Marshalls staff even put up barricades near the front doors with signs reading, “caution, please keep your distance from geese.”

The parents are sitting on four eggs that no one is allowed to touch, according to Marshalls staff.

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A theory of some staff is that the goose is seeing itself in the reflection of the window, thinks it’s another goose and a potential threat to its nest, and becomes defensive.

It’s not the first time a goose has made the planter in front of the Marshalls its home. Staff have said it’s happened multiple times before.

Goose eggs typically hatch within a month, so you still have a time to take a gander at the expecting parents. Wildlife officials have been notified.

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The geese are guarding their nest in front of the store. Global News
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Customers are reminded to keep their distance. Global News

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