April 16, 2005

Canadian Geese a problem everywhere

From Lisa's blog in Watertown Mass.: "Why can't we shoot Canadian geese? "

But goose-related problems go beyond inconvenience and unsightliness (not to mention that creepy beady eyed stare they give H2otown, making her think that they'd happily peck her to death if they didn't have such a busy social schedule). The goose poop is connected with overfertilizing bodies of water like the Charles, causing extra plants to grow, that take up oxygen for fish -- and in the long term, turning ponds and rivers into stagnant algae-beds. Worse, Canadian geese can carry cryptosporidium, a waterborne parasite that can make people with compromised immune systems very sick.

See entire post for some interesting links.

Posted by jackhodgson at April 16, 2005 10:37 PM