The U.S. Department of Agriculture rounded up nearly 300 geese at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and took them away for slaughter Tuesday, according to a published report.
A number of suburban areas have struggled to humanely control geese because of health and property damage issues.
Officials in a Long Island town said this week that they have to scare off invasive Canada geese, and now must resort to euthanasia.
Kylie Blackman told WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams that e-mails with “geese” in the subject line are bouncing back.
Remember the Terminator – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s scary futuristic cyborg? Well, in Westchester County, they have the Goosinator.
Problems with Canada geese – from defecation to attacks – have led officials in Scarsdale to decide to kill the birds and turn them into meat.
In April, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed a bill authorizing authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plan would authorize staffers to kill a half-dozen bird species within a five-mile radius of the airport, but environmentalists said the plan conflicts with an effort to restore nearby wetland habitats for birds.
The bill would authorize authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger the keys to New York City after he ditched his plane in the Hudson River after a bird strike, saving all 155 people on board. On Tuesday, Sullenberger repaid the mayor with advice.
Goose eradication was authorized in NYC after U.S. Airways Flight 1549 — which had its engines disabled by a flock of geese — made a miraculous landing in the Hudson in 2009.
Bird watchers are all a flutter after a pink-footed goose was spotted in New Jersey. Serious birders have been getting up early to see the unusual sight.