Last night we visited friends out in Uitzicht, which is a relatively new suburb out to the north of Cape Town. This is the view from their back garden - it's very peaceful, until the Egyptian geese start quacking. Actually, they don't quack so much as bark... There is something of a plague of Egyptian geese around Cape Town, and the possibility of culling has been mentioned once or twice. It doesn't seem like a very appealing idea, until you realise how the population has exploded in the last couple of years, and how they're chasing away other species of duck and waterfowl. To be honest, I'm just glad it's not my decision to make.