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Discotrish
06-12-2009, 07:02 AM
Looks like Mike Vick should've picked goose-fighting instead of dogfighting. Apparently it's perfectly legal to send geese to the gas chamber if they pose a threat of mid-air collision with jumbo jets. Maybe geese aren't cute enough to prompt a PETA protest.

Well when life gives you lemons, make foie gras!


New York City plans to trap and kill up to 2,000 Canada Geese this summer in an attempt to avoid the type of collision that caused an airliner to ditch in the Hudson River last winter.

The hunt will take place on dozens of city properties located within five miles of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

Aviation officials have culled the bird flocks on airport property for years, but this will mark a major expansion of the effort into other parts of the city, including about 40 public parks.

NYC to Gas Geese (http://wcbstv.com/local/bird.strike.prevention.2.1041000.html)

Patti

X-Era
06-12-2009, 07:09 AM
Looks like Mike Vick should've picked goose-fighting instead of dogfighting. Apparently it's perfectly legal to send geese to the gas chamber if they pose a threat of mid-air collision with jumbo jets. Maybe geese aren't cute enough to prompt a PETA protest.

Well when life gives you lemons, make foie gras!

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New York City plans to trap and kill up to 2,000 Canada Geese this summer in an attempt to avoid the type of collision that caused an airliner to ditch in the Hudson River last winter.

The hunt will take place on dozens of city properties located within five miles of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

Aviation officials have culled the bird flocks on airport property for years, but this will mark a major expansion of the effort into other parts of the city, including about 40 public parks. </b>

NYC to Gas Geese (http://wcbstv.com/local/bird.strike.prevention.2.1041000.html)

Patti

Canadian geese is becoming a huge problem throughout the northeast.

This situation will only get worse.

Geese sleep in the water, so natural predators like Coyote cant get to them. They are too big for any predatory bird, even Eagles wont usually touch them.

The problem is that they are staying in the Northeast and not migrating, they have their chicks here, and the populations are expanding beyond belief.

mybills
06-12-2009, 08:01 AM
Good point about PETA. Don't they fight for all animals?

EricStratton
06-12-2009, 08:07 AM
My county did this a few years ago in all the parks but the next year the problem was back.

We have a migratory goose hunt in Jersey but the resident geese don't have any real predators so the population has skyrocketed.

A park in Edison NJ dredged a pond of over 11 feet of goose crap last summer.

mybills
06-12-2009, 08:12 AM
oh that's just gross. :ill:

Cntrygal
06-12-2009, 09:49 AM
My county did this a few years ago in all the parks but the next year the problem was back.

We have a migratory goose hunt in Jersey but the resident geese don't have any real predators so the population has skyrocketed.

A park in Edison NJ dredged a pond of over 11 feet of goose crap last summer.


We've got a problem with geese and ducks here at one of the parks... it's insane. The city officials are talking about making it illegal to feed them (they are also very aggressive towards people, because they expect food).

SABURZFAN
06-12-2009, 10:06 AM
My county did this a few years ago in all the parks but the next year the problem was back.

We have a migratory goose hunt in Jersey but the resident geese don't have any real predators so the population has skyrocketed.

A park in Edison NJ dredged a pond of over 11 feet of goose crap last summer.


that gives the saying, "more **** than a Christmas goose" a whole new meaning.

mercyrule
06-12-2009, 10:09 AM
My county did this a few years ago in all the parks but the next year the problem was back.

We have a migratory goose hunt in Jersey but the resident geese don't have any real predators so the population has skyrocketed.

A park in Edison NJ dredged a pond of over 11 feet of goose crap last summer.Do geese have any real predators?

Discotrish
06-12-2009, 10:47 AM
Do geese have any real predators?

Not until the Dow goes below 5,000.

Patti

EricStratton
06-12-2009, 11:05 AM
Do geese have any real predators?



Migratory geese do both as adults and as they nest plus many parts of the country have virtually no limit hunting seasons but in Jersey there is no hunting of the resident geese and our parks, school athletic fields and corporate parks are a little light on coyotes and raccoons.

mercyrule
06-12-2009, 11:16 AM
Migratory geese do both as adults and as they nest plus many parts of the country have virtually no limit hunting seasons but in Jersey there is no hunting of the resident geese and our parks, school athletic fields and corporate parks are a little light on coyotes and raccoons.And you can't really import those. Rochester used to have a pigeon problem. Until we got several pairs of peregrin falcons. They're really cool:
http://www.rfalconcam.com/rfc-main/mainView.php
Kodak kicked them out though.