Great Scott! Township to Curb Geese Non-Lethally
Vellucci, Justin, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Protesters, lay down the placards and put away the petitions.
Officials don't plan to kill any Canada geese to control the birds' growing numbers at Scott Park. Instead, they have hired border collies to let the geese know who's boss.
The township will pay Geese Police of Western Pennsylvania to use border collies to herd and scare off geese from Scott's largest park. The price tag for the six-week job is about $1,900.
Officials said the money will be well worth it if it keeps away the birds -- best known for the droppings they leave behind.
"We don't allow pets in the park because of the 'debris,' " said Eileen L. Meyers, vice president of Scott's board of commissioners. "To have geese go in there and do that, it just defeats the purpose (of the pet ban)."
This is the first measure the township has taken to control the estimated 30 to 50 Canada geese that gather at Scott Park, Meyers said.
Geese Police of Western Pennsylvania started work at the park Wednesday. …