Another poster that doesn't know squat about Forest Lakes.<quoted text>
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. ;)
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.