Brandon may move traffic-snarling flock of geese

BRANDON — Motorists on Stonegate Drive are forced to yield to Canada geese that frequent the roadway near Crossgates Lake.

City leaders say it’s a hazard, and they’re taking a gander at ways to manage the 150-plus flock.

“It’s become an issue,” Alderwoman Yvonne Bianchi said. “I’ve had calls saying traffic was backed up to U.S. 80.”

Most of the geese – and their feathery cousins, muscovy ducks – reside at the southwest corner of the lake, where Stonegate Drive and U.S. 80 meet, a heavily travelled area.