City in northeast Wisconsin uses scare tactics to remove geese
SHAWANO, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A city in northeast Wisconsin has come up with a plan to reduce a large number of geese in the community. After an outcry over the original plan to kill them, volunteers in Shawano are finding ways to scare the geese away.
Each day, an estimated two pounds of goose droppings are found at a popular park in Shawano.
Volunteers hope to annoy the birds with decoys, dogs, and lasers.
"Somewhere we're going to have to coexist. We won't keep all the manure off the beach and the boat landing, but hopefully we can reduce it to a tolerable amount," said volunteer Todd Mudrock.
Right now, seven volunteers take turns scaring the geese in the mornings and evenings.
The city's park and recreation department will see how well the scare tactics worked at the end of the summer.