Canadian city uses 'Goosinator' to scare off geese

Sept. 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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MONCTON, New Brunswick, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A New Brunswick city said it paid more than $3,000 for a Goosinator, a remote-controlled device designed to keep geese out of parks.

Moncton parks and grounds supervisor Dan Hicks said the device will eventually pay for itself in the way it saves the city time in repairing the trails and fields damaged by the Canada Geese and their droppings, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.

"If you look at the actual unit, it's bright colors, it's got big teeth, it looks pretty menacing," Hicks said. "You don't just drive headlong into the flock, you circle around them a little bit and act like a natural predator."

"It is actually less expensive to operate one of these because that thing is so much fun, I can train volunteers and gladly have people come out and want to try this, especially if you're a sports enthusiast and you're going to use the field," he said.

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