Around Town Written by Dan Veaner
"The biggest problem we have in the park right now is Canadian Geese," he said. "It's a real strange situation. These are birds that stay here year 'round. They hatch young that imprint on the area. They're not leaving and they like the park as much as the people do."
Colt says that park usage is growing, and that he fears the large volume of goose excrement is going to turn some people away from coming to the park. He noted Wednesday that the Concerts In The Park series attracted record crowds this year.
Colt said he has read some studies to look for ways to get the geese to go away, and he would be consulting with bird experts, beginning at yesterday's Salt Point Committee meeting, and hopes that local bird experts will have a solution.
"They're not going to go anywhere," he said. "So we're going to have to come up with some things to coax them to move somewhere else. We really need to do that. It's getting to be a problem."
Pet of the Week
Lucy is here at the SPCA only because her owner is terminally ill and can no longer care for this loving, sweet cat. Lucy had belated surgery as a youngster for her inverted eyelids, which is the cause of her vision difficulties: limited, but she gets around independently and can follow wand toys if you want to encourage her to play. There have been no medical issues since then. She loves people, and is affectionate and sweet. She prefers a home with no other cats - or one or two at most. Lucy likes to sleep/hide under her blankets! She can be a little shy at first, but warms up very quickly and is super affectionate. She loves attention and is full of purrs and head butts when happy. Spread a little love around YOUR home, not to mention on Lucy!
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