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  • Lake view: Proactive solution to summer geese problem

  • Unsanitary is the least-noxious word I can come up with after seeing their droppings (plus/minus four pounds of droppings a day by an adult bird) on my green lawn, which includes 180 feet of shoreline at Mile Marker 8, and on my very shallow “beach” boat ramp.
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  • In regards to the Lake of the Ozarks/Canada geese now being born here at the lake:
    1. Problem: Particularly at PB2 and other public beaches.
    Unsanitary is the least-noxious word I can come up with after seeing their droppings (plus/minus four pounds of droppings a day by an adult bird) on my green lawn, which includes 180 feet of shoreline at Mile Marker 8, and on my very shallow “beach” boat ramp.
    2. Our daughter just moved to Houston, Texas, area, and neighbors with white swans on their lakes seem to chase the geese off “their” lakes and do not dirty up their landscaping in high-rent districts.
    3. Possibly, a couple of “fake” swans anchored out off PB2 might do more good than the “fake” coyotes, or shooting off shotguns to scare them away, neither of which has worked.
    I hear tell because the cause is that tourists from St. Louis or wherever will feed any and all wildlife, and as we know nothing is as loose as a goose. It all comes out green!
     
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