A comment in response to the letter headlined “Geese make a mess of park and beaches.”
I suggest a small volunteer group can eradicate this problem at no expense to the community.
Sanctioned bird chasers are all we need—a volunteer group consisting of a half dozen individuals who own a bird dog.
The dogs would be selected for their personality, friendly towards people and aggressive toward geese.
The group would maintain a rotating schedule visiting the areas in question at specific times to disturb the geese.
The dogs could wear a bright identification collar and must be permitted to work off leash.
Geese love to eat green grass as a staple to their diet. Interference to their eating schedule on a continual basis convinces geese to relocate to a quieter feeding area.
This has proven a successful strategy in many other communities.
I offer my services and that of my Springer Spaniel Trapper, to take two shifts per week.
I further suggest Cal Smuland be designated coordinator for the project.
– Brian Norwood, Grand Forks