Curbing a ‘fowl’ problem in Hamilton County
FOX 59 – Aug. 6, 2015
City leaders in Carmel are trying to deter flocks of birds from congregating near the reflecting pond. The mess left behind by the ducks and geese has already cost the city about $24,000 to clean up.
Mayor Jim Brainard says the droppings are not only a nuisance, but also a health concern.
Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, meaning they can’t be touched or harmed.
One central Indiana company uses border collies to keep migrant birds away.
“We are conditioning them that this is no longer a safe place to be and you need to go else where to be safe,” said Sally Wyatt, owner of the Geese Police.
Only in Indiana: Geese Police
13 WTHR – Nov 5, 2014
It is something we come to expect this time of year, the majestic migration southward that we all secretly envy. They’re flying south to avoid the winter to come. The problem is, just like the rest of us, not everyone gets to go.
Those who stay behind can cause a mounting problem. One goose can leave up to a pound of waste or more a day, so imagine what a flock of, say, 50 can do.
“In a couple of days you’ve got 50 to 100 lbs of droppings on your property,” says Michael Wyatt with Geese Police of Central Indiana.
Fortunately, there is someone to call if you need to “get the flock out.” You call the police, the Geese Police.
4-year-old attacked by Canada goose
RTV6 – Apr 16, 2015
A 4-year-old girl was recovering Thursday after a determined attack by a Canada goose.
Experts say spring is nesting time for the geese, which can be very aggressive.
Regina Holtsclaw said the birds attacked her daughter as she was walking by them.
“She was crying,” Holtsclaw said. “It was surprising to me, and I was saying, ‘Oh my god, what am I gonna do?'”
Sally Wyatt has the answer. She operates Geese Police of Central Indiana.
Her advice: Keep your distance, and never turn your back on geese.