Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Canadians Causing Beach Problems
Monday night, after the Council approved a franchise agreement allowing the installation of two "childproof" bird/duck feeders at the duck pond, Councilmen Ford and Stankoski said they had received complaints about the mess (feces) being made there by "too many geese." High levels of fecal coliform are frequently discovered in the bay nearby. Ford: "We ought to control geese like cats (referring to the Cat Coalition's spay and neutering of feral cats residing nearby)." Stankoski: "I agree." Besides being called a "public nuisance" in many communities nationwide, Canadian Goose overpopulation has been implicated in numerous airplane crashes as well (engine ingestion).