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  • CHP Involved in Low-Speed Chase of Baby Geese on Interstate 80

    05/23/2016 6:39:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, CHP officers were tasked with an unusual call: A flock of baby geese had wandered onto westbound Interstate 80 near the Ashby Avenue exit. In a Facebook post on the incident, CHP showed endearing footage of officers escorting the geese via vehicle along the freeway. When officers arrived on scene to find the geese, the animals were found in the left lanes of the freeway, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld with CHP Oakland. "We ran a traffic break and we stopped the freeway so we can get them corralled to the right hand shoulder —...
  • Out of Death Comes Life

    11/27/2015 10:41:34 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/27/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I stopped by the local cemetery and at the grave site of a American pilot, Captain Michael Scott Speicher, a veteran of the golf war who was the first pilot shot down and his remains were found in the Iraq about 18 years later. I sing A-Capella the hymn, Down At The Cross. At the beginning and end of this video a flock of Canadian Geese stopped to rest and eat.
  • Signs that Endure

    11/05/2015 7:19:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Judi McLeod
    In an upside-down world where an increasing number of world leaders are selling their populations out, the geese serve as one of nature’s best reminders that some things other than man-made were Creator-made to endure. Many times throughout the day, the geese are honking their way across the skies outside our windows. It’s as if they want all humans to know that they are on their way south. Their distinctive honking is pure enthusiasm. It takes only a little imagination to think their honking is like calling out to other geese in their signature V-formations, “Only 100 miles to go!”...
  • Geese Police patrol National Mall on four legs

    05/17/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    bignewsnetwork ^ | 15th May, 2015
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Park Service officials fed up with goose droppings on the National Mall in Washington are calling for backup -- the four-legged enforcers known as the Geese Police. Parks officials announced Thursday the Geese Police -- who are not actual police but rather a group of border collies trained to ward off trespassing water fowl -- will be patrolling the National Mall to keep the geese from befouling National Mall landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial. The officials said just one goose can leave behind 2-3 pounds of feces in a single day and the unwanted excrement can...
  • Dozens Gather For Memorial Service For 144 Geese Euthanized By County

    07/07/2013 8:53:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | 07-07-2013
    Dozens of people have gathered in a Gaston County park for a memorial service for 144 Canadian geese that were euthanized by county workers worried they had become a health hazard.
  • Big Billy Kinder Outdoors 9/15/12

    09/15/2012 4:23:09 AM PDT · by mylife · 13 replies
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors ^ | 9/15/12 | Billy Kinder
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors is ON THE AIR, Saturdays, 5:00am to 6:00am on WBAP, our Flagship station, AND...a Growing NETWORK OF STATIONS! Grab your coffee and join Big Billy Kinder at 5:00am Saturday mornings! We invite you to come into the camp-house for an hour of outdoor talk that will get your weekend going. Weekly, you will enjoy Big Billy and other Pro Staff, WFAA, Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus, and Dallas Morning News, Columnist, Ray Sasser PLUS invited special celebrity guests. See you in the camp THIS Saturday!
  • Madison Lefties Say Democracy Died With the Geese

    07/12/2011 6:45:38 PM PDT · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-12-11 | Tim Graham
    Somehow, liberal Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wisconsin is still too conservative for some. The Capital Times reports there will be a protest (or a "memorial service for fallen fowl") tomorrow to denounce the city's unannounced Canada goose roundup. Leftist animal advocates said democracy died with the geese: "This is a chance for us to get together and mourn the loss to the community not only of the geese, but of the democratic process. We want to know the mayor and the Parks Commission know that we're not going to go away," says Kathie Free of Madison, an organizer of...
  • Geese to feed homeless (Common sense ideas at work)

    06/16/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/15/11 | Ap
    New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.
  • Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

    01/11/2011 7:17:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 11, 2011 | STMW
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring...
  • Prayers, Tears, Anger at Bend Goose Memorial

    07/12/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    KTVZ ^ | July 8, 2010 | Shanna Mendiola
    BEND, Ore. -- It was a time of mourning for a few dozen people who gathered at Bend's Drake Park Thursday evening for a memorial to honor 109 Canada geese that were euthanized last week. Those in attendance expressed their feelings, observed a moment of silence for their surviving companions and families, and discussed ideas of how to prevent this from happening again. Organizers arranged the memorial event with the intention of "bonding together to promote proven methods of non-lethal methods of goose control."
  • Outcry over program of euthanizing Canada geese

    07/04/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 87 replies · 1+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Saturday, Jul. 3, 2010 | PAULA TRACY
    BRADFORD – Readers at UnionLeader.com expressed outrage yesterday that the federal government had rounded up and euthanized 21 Canada geese on Lake Todd on June 23, in a response to at least two property owners' concerns. For seven years, the geese -- considered the largest, most common water birds -- have been fouling lawns and beaches along the 50-acre pond, which straddles the Bradford and Newbury town line. Federal officials said two property owners paid for the round up, gassing and killing of the now-flightless geese and their goslings. Their bodies were frozen and will be chopped up and fed...
  • Drivers avoid geese falling from the sky

    03/08/2009 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | March 8, 2009 | Mark Nale
    BALD EAGLE — Last Friday morning, many commuters on their way to State College observed a strange event. During the thundershower on Feb. 27, some unseen force knocked a flock of Canada geese from the air near the Bald Eagle exit of Interstate 99 in Blair County. Richard Bishop of Tyrone witnessed the last few geese fall. “I was just coming under the underpass after exiting from I-99,” Bishop said. “We were on our way to Ohio when I saw this blur of something dropping from the sky. When we got closer, there were dead geese all over the road...
  • Overabundance leads to hunting of snow geese

    02/14/2009 4:42:47 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies · 1,811+ views
    benningtonbanner. ^ | Saturday, February 14
    Vermont waterfowl hunters will get an opportunity to hunt snow geese next month as part of an effort to reduce the population of birds.A special "conservation order" was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow the season, which will run from March 11 through April 15 in Vermont.Similar seasons have been authorized in five other states.
  • Activists: Geese droppings pollute (You won't believe how the enviros want to control them)

    01/28/2009 8:24:51 AM PST · by raybbr · 55 replies · 1,925+ views
    The HourOnline ^ | 01/25/2009 | JILL BODACH
    If you've ever inadvertently stepped in geese droppings, you might want to keep reading. Connecticut, in particular lower Fairfield County, has an overpopulation of non-migratory Canada geese, producing an overpopulation of droppings -- nearly one-and-a-half to two pounds per day, per bird. More than just a hindrance, the geese droppings negatively impact the environment, environmental activists say. "We have some water quality concerns, particularly in the Norwalk River, which has a documented excess of indicator bacteria in its waters," said Alexis Cherichetti, senior environmental officer for the City of Norwalk. Dick Harris, principal investigator on a water quality report conducted...
  • So Here's a Plane Flying Low Along the Hudson . . .

    01/15/2009 3:37:59 PM PST · by ml/nj · 56 replies · 2,660+ views
    ML/NJ
    There is a lot of discussion tonight about the plane that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, but so far I haven't heard anyone talk about the fact that it essentially took the same route it would have if it had intended to crash into the Empire State Building. Anyone have any thoughts about this? ML/NJ
  • NJ approves special hunt for snow geese

    01/09/2009 6:06:06 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,369+ views
    The state Fish and Wildlife Division will allow hunters to kill an unlimited number of the birds from March 11 to April 18. Officials say they hope the hunt will curb the growing population. Officials blame snow geese for damaging farm fields and nesting areas for shore birds. Snow-goose hunting was stopped in the eastern part of the United States in 1916 due to low population. Hunting was allowed again in 1975 when the population increased.
  • WhenWeAreQueen--More Rules

    09/21/2008 2:02:52 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 10 replies · 157+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | September 21, 2008 | pharmamom
    Some rules that are bound to offend SOMEONE: One may run over Canada geese at will. In fact, one may run up over the curb onto the grass in order to mow them down. Mallards with little babies in tow--No. One may come up right behind pedestrians wandering slowly and diagonally across one’s lane of traffic and blare one’s horn loudly and for a considerable length of time. If one is Queen, one may also use the time-rewinder to run them over, then reverse time and go on as though nothing has happened. No one may have a late-term abortion...
  • Ms Goose Reports: The Mammal Menace !

    10/23/2007 8:14:23 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 41+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/23/07 | vanity
    Note: This is strictly for FUN. Ms Goose came fluttering in this morning with an exclusive report on " The Mammal Menace"... No animals were injured during this production-although some complained about the surreal quality of this story.
  • 'Goose Whisperer' bonds with park birds

    07/18/2007 4:00:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/07 | Toby Sterling - ap
    DELFT, Netherlands - A gaggle of geese runs riot in the Hof van Delft Park. They honk, they hiss, they harass and — it's hard not to notice — they scatter droppings everywhere. Soon, a lanky young man comes to impose order on the chaos. Whistling softly and murmuring "tut-tut-tut," he strides straight toward the center of the flock — a place few would dare to tread, especially wearing clean shoes. They call him "The Goose Whisperer," and he has a job to do. Martin Hof has become a minor celebrity here, in part for his ability to communicate with...
  • A wild goose chase ends in death for 272 birds

    07/18/2007 12:54:28 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 18, 2007 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    Allegheny County and federal officials last weekend rounded up and killed 272 of the Canada geese that live and breed in North Park where they enchant some picnic-goers and outrage others, largely because they produce a lot of droppings. Workers in North Park clean up about 400 pounds of goose feces every day, said county Parks Director Andy Baechle. Officials have counted 550 and 700 geese in two separate census efforts, Mr. Baechle said. But many people and some groups like the geese and have lobbied for their right to live in the park. "We are outraged over the killing...