The village of Blonduos. Geese have been dying here by the busloads because of careless drivers. PIC Blonduos

The village of Blonduos. Geese have been dying here by the busloads because of careless drivers. PIC Blonduos

There really is only one thing that comes to the mind of locals in Iceland when you mention the village of Blonduos. Police.

For years, local officers in Blonduos, population 900, have gone Olympic in giving tickets to speeding motorists in and around the town. So much so that most everyone driving in these parts drive considerably slower than elsewhere on the Ring Road. But there really is a reason to drive slowly around these parts and not just because of the all-out police.

Blonduos happens to be a favorite place of flocks of geese once in awhile. Particularly, mother geese raising their little ones. Unfortunately, the geese in question, unlike many humans, like few things more than move about taking in nature and life and living life to the fullest. Which means flocks of those beautiful birds tend to cross roads a lot. In this case, the Ring Road or highway 1.

Sadly, a huge number of geese have gone to their maker lately, casualties of drivers putting too much pedal to the metal. That may or may not affect you but it most certainly does change life for huge numbers of these lovely birds.

Drive carefully in Blonduos and everywhere else please. Animals deserve better than this.