Preventing Canada Goose Conflicts

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can thrive everywhere from open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas. This ability to adapt means they often end up near human populations which can sometimes lead to an increase in human-wildlife conflicts, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

“Geese that have adapted to people, either because they are being fed or because they are so close to humans on a daily basis, can become aggressive,” says Tina Johannsen, Assistant Chief for the Game Management Section of the Wildlife Resources Division.  “When you have resident geese nesting near developed areas like office complexes or apartment buildings, the geese will defend their nest against all intruders, and that may include chasing or charging at people.” Continue Reading…

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