UPDATE: Canada Geese a Health Hazard at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro

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Bird droppings are never a good thing when in large numbers.

WGNS has more information on the overcrowded Canada Geese population at the Gateway Island in Murfreesboro. The birds are actually a health hazard to a big extent...

 

That was Rachel Singer, the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec "Recreation Superintendent." She said that geese can also be aggressive...

 

Singer, who is working closely with a wildlife biologist, told WGNS they did not want to euthanize the birds, so they decided to go a different route. She said they are using paintball guns to make the geese uncomfortable and that paintball eradication has been used over the years in multiple areas.

 

Again, Singer said the birds are imposing a health hazard with droppings, which is why they have to make sure they don't make the Gateway Island their permanent home.

Hear everything Rachel Singer had to say (3 MINand 54 SEC):

 

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