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Old 10-07-2017, 04:04 PM   #1
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Canadian Geese Stopover at Lake Powhatan, NC

We stayed at Lake Powhatan Campground in the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Asheville NC, last week and were fortunate enough to see one of nature's great migrations: Canadian Geese stopover on their way south for the winter.
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I told them to stay in Canada and buy a Jayco with winter package, I guess they didn't listen. We need the fertilizer........
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If you want Geese .... we have enough here in SW Ontario for everyone to enjoy ..... just watch where u are stepping
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Across the street from us is a park with a community garden. During the fall migration there's usually no less than 100 geese in there on a daily basis, cleaning up any veggies left behind after the gardeners harvest their crops. We avoid the park during these times, because you can't set foot in there because of the goose poop, and let's face it, geese are mean.
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The worst thing Canada ever produced. Awful creatures.
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the worst thing canada ever produced. Awful creatures.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:36 AM   #8
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Goose Poop``

Over the last 30=40 years Canada Geese have spawned a breed that is not migratory and stays year around in the lower mid west. During that span apartment complexes and business developments were required to dig large retention ponds to collect and hold rain water to mediate flooding in their area. These ponds became the year around home for a growing flock of geese. At first the residents loved having them around but quickly it became clear that they were a disaster if you lived around or near these ponds. Geese poop and do it regularily and often. Thats where "loose as a goose" comes from. They are protected so you can't legally run them off or harass them in any way. Patios and back yards became unlivable as they were covered in goose poop, all over the ground, picnic tables, lawns, etc. The problem continues to grow worse every year as the flocks breed and grow larger. The protection blanket comes from the federal migratory bird act intended to keep one area from wiping them out as they move thru so they can be hunted N to S.

Yes there are still great numbers of geese that still migrate. Too bad we can't urge the others to join them.
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We have a good supply of year-round geese in Calgary as well.
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Another example of Federal overreach and laws that have unintended consequences. Its ok to protect wildlife or maybe I should say manage them, but a blanked protection order is stupid. It prevents homeowners from preventing damage to their property and makes many city and county parks unusable. I'm not infavor of wiping them out, just being allowed to move them on when they are creating a nuisance.
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