The Goose is Loose in Rochester!

Thousands of Giant Canada Geese have flocked to Rochester, Minn. for the past 60 years. Once thought to be extinct, Giant Canada Geese were re-discovered in 1961 at Rochester’s Silver Lake Park.

The goose is a sort of unofficial symbol of Rochester. It adorns Rochester’s city flag, serves as the namesake for a local restaurant (Canadian Honker) and our minor league baseball team (Honkers).

In 2009, they were buy tramadol rx online immortalized with 18 4-foot, 550 lb. resin sculptures placed in public locales throughout the city.

With the support of the Rochester Arts Council, the City of Rochester, and the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation, local and regional artists have decorated the geese sculptures with paint, collage-art, mosaic tiles, and other embellishments as part of the “Goose is Loose” project.

You can find a map of where they are located at:

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