Muncie looks to get rid of hundreds of bothersome geese


By: Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Muncie wants to relocate hundreds of Canada geese that officials say are a nuisance to residents using parks and trails.

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler tells The Star Press that the city plans to trap the geese and relocate them. He says it’s “hard for families to have picnics because of all the poop,” and that people shouldn’t “have to worry about what they are stepping in.”

Tyler says the city could relocate as many as 1,000 geese and “still have plenty.” He has asked Muncie’s parks superintendent to determine the cost of obtaining goose traps.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Canada geese were rare in Indiana less than 40 years ago.