The Greater Canada Goose. Adorable when it’s not chasing you down a street with blood in its eyes. (Image Credit: manfredrichter, Pixabay license, Image Cropped)
We kick off our series of articles on Norway’s new invaders this week with the greater Canada goose. My association with these creatures is one of mild terror, having had to dodge them on campus during my time in Canada. But in Norway, and all across Europe, they’ve been a huge economic problem for decades, and are listed as one of only four birds on the EU commissioned list of Europe’s 100 worst invasive species.