Scotia to kill geese at Collins Lake

Full story: Times Union 37
Wildlife experts will begin killing Canada geese around Collins Lake late next month, aiming to get the popular recreation spot usable again by summer. Full Story
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Ninetailedfox

Chestertown, NY

#22 May 17, 2008
America is in deep sh!t. Humans cant even coexist with the animals, then the humans will die. this is not a threat, its a bloody fact!
Ninetailedfox

Chestertown, NY

#23 May 17, 2008
Humans mistreat the animals, and hunt them to extinction, soon they will hunt the cows because they take up space, then the chickens and pigs...dont doubt they wont! Humans do foolish things then think about the repercussions later.
Marilou

Corning, NY

#24 May 18, 2008
dam wrote:
I "grew up" in Scotia, and maybe killing wildlife in Collins Park has been going on for years, and I just never heard about it. But now I've heard about it.
If the best solution you can find to the Canadian Geese problem in Collins Park is to kill them; then you're the ones who don't belong in Scotia.
What a horrible and brutal act this is -- talk about cruelty to animals!!! Geese mate for life and are truly a dear and intelligent bird. I don't know, but I've always had a thought about people who savagely destroy our fellow creatures -- how would they like it done to them? Further, what sort of lesson does this send to our youth? If you don't like something, just kill it? Great!! Whoever is involved in this I hope that the pain and anguish you are about to cause comes back onto you!(And, I'll bet that there is another more humane way to get the job done--aren't there recordings of wolf/coyote/dogs that could be played...?) Sometimes humans just plain make me sick!!!!
Earl B Hungary

Ballston Lake, NY

#25 Jun 2, 2008
Dthose geese are shittin on my farm!!!!!! i take me shotgun to dthem bastards but they fly soooooo fast!!! they are intrudin on me time that i drink!! get dthem outta herre! Go FFA!!
HuskyLover

Clifton Park, NY

#26 Jun 3, 2008
RobRoy wrote:
I am actually from Scotia and live near the park. I hate to see the geese taken care of this way, but it really is the only logical and realistic solution at this point. The Canada Geese are an invasive species to the park land and lake, are destroying the ecology of the lake and surrounding land with contaminated feces and driving out native waterfowl. Destroying their eggs was the only thing permitted by the DEC and Nature Conservancy and that has not worked. Relocating them is not going to work since they will return. Annoying the with dogs will only drive them to nearby areas and cause other problems, like for the airport where they would also be killed and without hesitation or public input since it is also a military base. Sadly, killing some and then trying other means to keep them out id the only thing that will work. And remember, geese are not endangered. They are hunted in great numbers every September. Get over it.
I agree with you. Any of the proposed solutions will not work. We went to Jumpin Jacks over the weekend, and took one of our dogs down by the water. There was too much bird crap to even walk. A temporary solution in the mean time would be to have someone clean it up. Put the people on welfare to work.
Jack

Troy, NY

#27 Jun 3, 2008
What is the answer to the geese problem in Scotia?
Kill them, save them, sho the away? Only a few people will make this decision, despite all the post on this page. My thoughts would be, that if the need to kill these birds comes about, perhaps they could become a food source to the needy such as road killed deer.
A person

Schenectady, NY

#28 Nov 15, 2008
The problem with the geese in scotia is that they have made Collins lake, bacteria infested so that humans can no longer swim in the lake without getting sick.
The geese are supposed to migrate, but because they have found Collins Lake to be a place where they can live all year round they have created a hazard for the humans.
Although killing animals is wrong it really is the only thing we can do in this situation. If the geese are relocated they will only come back to Collins Lake. If they are scared and they fly away then they move to Riverside Park in Schenectady where they will create problems for the residents there, or to the airport where they will only be killed because they could fly in front of the planes and people could get hurt.
Those of you who don't want the geese killed should come up with another way to stop the problem without killing them. But really there is no other way to prevent the goose population from creating a hazard to the population of Scotia.

Since: Feb 08

New York, NY

#29 Nov 19, 2008
Shayna wrote:
I am from Scotia and I believe in ghosts. call me at five two six dash five five two four.
huh?.... you on the wrong blog?
Kristen Stuart

Ocean View, NJ

#30 Feb 1, 2009
thank you very much but i grew up here. so shut up and things happen. theres too many humans go kill yourself. k thanks bye.
Greeasy Geese

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#31 Feb 17, 2009
Call to support!!!!
1 800-go f___ yourself
Bill M

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#32 Feb 22, 2009
I agree with the post that say to go in there with barking dogs, loud noise, boats, etc.
Janie

Cobleskill, NY

#33 Jun 13, 2009
dam wrote:
I "grew up" in Scotia, and maybe killing wildlife in Collins Park has been going on for years, and I just never heard about it. But now I've heard about it.
If the best solution you can find to the Canadian Geese problem in Collins Park is to kill them; then you're the ones who don't belong in Scotia.
They're animals, not people. They have been known to go up to the airport and it is possible that they could get into the engine of the planes, making them crash. Plus, if you've walked through Collin's Park lately, you would know that you cannot go 5 feet without seeing their excrement, which contaminated Collin's Lake. Collin's Lake has been shut down previously because of this contamination. Besides the Lake being shut down, the geese's feces easily spreads disease. I think that, these factors taking into consideration, something needs to happen to get rid of them. I'm all for killing them.
David layton

Amsterdam, NY

#34 Dec 29, 2009
I lived in scotia 24 years of my life,and this is the most retarded thing Ive ever heard.So,you exterminate 30 or more geese,doesnt anyone realize that other geese will nest there?,do they realize how many more geese there are out there?,the problem is the population explosion of the bird.there are geese that dont even fly soth because they have not been properly imprinted and shown the way go south.Anyone who says that killing the geese will work is ill informed.Other geese will moved in and begin nesting there again..again...again and again.
Scotia

Albany, NY

#35 Dec 29, 2009
The Geese are gone
The Former Mayor

Schenectady, NY

#36 Dec 31, 2009
Next they need to go into sections of Schenectady and get rid of the dangerous animals walkinng about on the streets
pissed resident

Lincoln, NE

#38 Jun 1, 2010
agreed with u they deserve 2 be alive
ya maybe not at collins but killing
thats a tad harsh
dam wrote:
I "grew up" in Scotia, and maybe killing wildlife in Collins Park has been going on for years, and I just never heard about it. But now I've heard about it.
If the best solution you can find to the Canadian Geese problem in Collins Park is to kill them; then you're the ones who don't belong in Scotia.
OwlZ

Astoria, NY

#39 Mar 5, 2013
Damn,..
Well i dont like walkin in bird crap everytime i go to collions or the little park on the side on Washington Ave,...
other than that ,Theres hypo needles somtimes in the grass " i threw away 4 in one day fishing!",broken glass,hookers ,and not to mention perverts doing not so pretty things....
clean the situation up!!!!!!!!!!starting with the scumbags then the bird crap!!!!

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