April 20, 2015 12:50 PM EDT
A pair of Canada geese decided to spend their spring break at a high school in Westchester, N.Y.
WCBS 880 Newsradio reports that the two made themselves at home in the parking lot of White Plains High School during the vacation period. The male has ruffled the community’s feathers, honking and chasing passersby in order to protect his mate, which is nesting atop a storage garage.
Besides the occasional wild goose chase, no serious injuries have been reported. “We probably had a dozen or more attacks the first few days, although it’s not as bad now,” the school’s principal Ellen Doherty
The birds have inspired science lessons and journalism class assignments, but no word on whether the geese will be going to prom.
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