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Geese be Gone

Posted by
John (Williston, Vermont, United States) on 28 April 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

Now that migrating birds are coming back to northern New England, the good folks who take care of our public parks and beaches have a problem—how to keep returning geese, anxious to put down their webbed little feet and start a family, from nesting on the beach and engaging in all sorts of nefarious excretory behavior all over the place. I am not sure what geese eat but let’s just note that they seldom need to resort to laxatives. This can become a problem in a tourist driven economy, but someone has come up with a brilliant solution that protects the cleanliness of the beach without harming the geese. It turns out that geese really hate blinking amber lights. Who can blame them? But I mean they utterly despise blinking amber lights. So if you’d rather the geese set up shop in the close by nature reserve, literally right behind me, and where they can do their goose thing to their little hearts’ content, strategically placed and battery operated blinking amber lights will do the trick. The cardboard placard explains everything for the benefit of passing photographers.

SONY DSC-R1 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 160 15 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Something new out there every day - extraordinary !

28 Apr 2017 6:27am

Judith from United States

I wish I'd known this when I lived in teh country and had 4 domestics who liked to break into the area by my house and vegetable garden. Only 4 geese can produce a remarkable amount of feces. Geez. You may be sorry you started this.

29 Apr 2017 1:42am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

trop bien

29 Apr 2017 8:33am

1/250 second
ISO 160
15 mm