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Geese Targeted in Albemarle County - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 55 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 13, 2012, titled Geese Targeted in Albemarle County - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Some geese in Albemarle County have humans very worried about them. In 2010, the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport grew concerned flocks might fly into jet engines, so workers rounded up the birds and killed them.

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zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#42 Apr 18, 2012
PattyA wrote:
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Your post is confusing. You claim to be a "bleeding heart" for animals and yet don't seem to understand that ALL birds will protect nests.
Geese protect not only nests, but also their mates.
That said, one wonders why you simply don't walk your dogs in an area away from nesting geese?
Surely, there is more than one place to walk. ;)
Another poster that doesn't know squat about Forest Lakes.
There are trails, recently upgraded; nicely paved, in areas on which you currently have to side step piles of goose turds every 20 feet or so. Many of these trails follow the perimeter of small lakes. These walkways/trails were upgraded at considerable expense for the residents that pay association fees - it's not for the geese.
And it's not that a few geese are the problem ... it's that there'e lotsa gooses.
Some are nice and don't poop on the walkways -- others poop a lot and attack without warning - esp this time of year.
Forest Lakes is just such a darn nice rest-stop for these birds, that they hang around for a long time and become a problem (like an overstayed in-law ). The airport that's only a few miles away is aware of this. The goose population needs to be effectively reduced, not eliminated.
Sue

Reston, VA

#43 Apr 18, 2012
"zZz"
You're not very smart! I hope one of them poops on your smart azz head!
Sue

Reston, VA

#44 Apr 18, 2012
sad wrote:
Animals are what turn me into a bleeding heart, and I disagree with egg-oiling. I think baby animals should be given a chance at life and survival.
That being said, we have geese in our neighborhood pond and they are vicious. I cannot walk my two Yorkies (a grand total of 16 lbs) in the opposite direction of both geese and the nest without being followed by the male and hissed at the whole time. He's even come out of the water
on 3 different occassions and tried to attack the
dogs.
You sound confused. You need to change your blog name, to Goose hater. So did the goose bite your poor little dog.
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#45 Apr 19, 2012
Sue wrote:
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You sound confused. You need to change your blog name, to Goose hater. So did the goose bite your poor little dog.
Sue, are you really THE Old Mother Goose?
Wow, you must be pretty old.



PattyA

New York, NY

#46 Apr 19, 2012
zZz wrote:
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Another poster that doesn't know squat about Forest Lakes.
There are trails, recently upgraded; nicely paved, in areas on which you currently have to side step piles of goose turds every 20 feet or so. Many of these trails follow the perimeter of small lakes. These walkways/trails were upgraded at considerable expense for the residents that pay association fees - it's not for the geese.
And it's not that a few geese are the problem ... it's that there'e lotsa gooses.
Some are nice and don't poop on the walkways -- others poop a lot and attack without warning - esp this time of year.
Forest Lakes is just such a darn nice rest-stop for these birds, that they hang around for a long time and become a problem (like an overstayed in-law ). The airport that's only a few miles away is aware of this. The goose population needs to be effectively reduced, not eliminated.
And you don't seem to "get" anything about nature or prevention of overbreeding.

If there are really "too many geese" as you claim, then egg addling should be conducted -- just as responsible people neuter their cats and dogs.

But, to moan about "attacking" geese when the birds are merely protecting nests and mates seems to demonstrate absolute ignorance on birds and nature.

If eggs were addled and the population kept in check you wouldn't have ANY of the problems you are whining about.
Sue

Reston, VA

#47 Apr 19, 2012
zZz wrote:
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Sue, are you really THE Old Mother Goose?
Wow, you must be pretty old.
Go back to bed zZz, so we don't have to read your ignorant comments!
cowgirl

Charlottesville, VA

#48 Apr 19, 2012
Sue wrote:
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Go back to bed zZz, so we don't have to read your ignorant comments!
Good night Mother.
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#49 Apr 19, 2012
Sue wrote:
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Go back to bed zZz, so we don't have to read your ignorant comments!
Good night you old goose.
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#50 Apr 20, 2012
Sue wrote:
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Go back to bed zZz, so we don't have to read your ignorant comments!
Good morning Mother Goose
Goose

Charlottesville, VA

#51 Apr 21, 2012
Sue wrote:
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Go back to bed zZz, so we don't have to read your ignorant comments!
AFLAC !
Gander

Charlottesville, VA

#52 Apr 21, 2012
Sue wrote:
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You sound confused. You need to change your blog name, to Goose hater. So did the goose bite your poor little dog.
Good night Mother Goose.
Gosling Jr

Charlottesville, VA

#53 Apr 22, 2012
Sue wrote:
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You sound confused. You need to change your blog name, to Goose hater. So did the goose bite your poor little dog.
Good Morning Mother Goose
Duck Ling

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Apr 22, 2012
Good nighty-nite Mother Sue Goose !
Taylor

Charlottesville, VA

#55 Aug 3, 2012
PattyA wrote:
Slaughter all the existing geese and their goslings. And then destroy the eggs of the two geese who manage to get away and survive.
Sounds like an excellent recipe for extinction.
Way to go, USDA!
I feel like this about humans most of the time.

Since: Aug 09

Charlottesville, VA

#56 Sep 4, 2012
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