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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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A goose on the roof

April 28, 2009 at 02:17 PM

Here’s an e-mail and picture from Ann French of Edwards about a recent close encounter with a goose.

“I woke up (recently) to a thud on our house roof, footsteps and a lot of squawking. I got up and looked out my bathroom window, I could hear two geese squawking and they sounded pretty darn close. My first instinct was to scan the ground to the side of the house. After watching my dog looking at the “barn” roof I discovered that one of the geese was on top of the roof. Anybody who knows me knows that I do my share of goose hunting and am around wildlife a lot. I have never seen anything like this before. Thought it was odd enough to share.”

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