Letter: Bird chasers needed

I suggest a small volunteer group can eradicate this problem at no expense to the community, writes Brian Norwood.

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


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