Nutley To Employee Dogs To Chase Away Geese

CBS New York

NUTLEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A new plan is in place to chase away the endless number of Canadian Geese who have been flocking in the parks of Nutley, New Jersey.

Nutley is home to 110 acres of municipal park land, manicured lawns, bike trails and picturesque ponds. But as CBS2’s Elise Finch reports, residents say that in the past few years the geese have really taken over.

“I like their beautiful feathers but I don’t want them pooping all around here,” 5-year-old Matthew BeBello said.

Another Nutley resident agreed with the child.

“Their feces is all over, you can’t even have a picnic or anything over here,” David McCabe said.

Nutley officials say the geese droppings are a nuisance and a health hazard. So they’re unleashing the dogs. Specifically, a group of border collies trained to scare the geese away — but not hurt them.

“Hopefully what they’re going to do is  and they’re going to realize that…

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