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(WMUR New Hampshire)   Town administrator to use fake coyotes to deter geese using their acme of scientific knowledge   (wmur.com) divider line 34
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2014-08-25 09:04:14 AM  
The writing of the style of that headline as it was written regarding its construction has given my brain an owwie.

Are we greenlighting headline-bots now?
 
2014-08-25 11:43:25 AM  
People put up fake coyotes on fields all over the country.   The geese shiat all over them (the fakes).   Is this news because someone's still trying it, or news because we greenlight anything?
 
2014-08-25 11:43:54 AM  
Real coyotes charge too much.
 
2014-08-25 11:44:55 AM  
yearone.cinema52.com
 
2014-08-25 11:46:22 AM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-08-25 11:48:18 AM  
Glad to see you're out of that coma subby. It's 2014, and they still don't deter geese.
 
2014-08-25 11:49:12 AM  
Good luck making it across the border with a fake coyote.

weaponsman.com
 
2014-08-25 11:50:43 AM  
Article complete with picture of sculpture of non-geese too.
 
2014-08-25 11:51:25 AM  
A more effective fake coyote is a real dog.
 
2014-08-25 11:53:28 AM  
I think it's great they are using stuffed coyotes and only setting them out at night.
Night-time. You know. That time of the day when vandals are more prone to steal stuff.
Like stuffed coyotes.
 
2014-08-25 11:54:04 AM  

MBooda: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 640x400]


Still one of my favorite introductions of all time.... including the business card:

"Wile E. Coyote, Genius"....
designyoutrust.com
 
2014-08-25 11:54:50 AM  
The company I work for hired dogs to chase the geese off once a week. After a while they don't come back. It's actually pretty cheap considering it's a couple of acres. We tried tons of solutions including fake dogs that barked on a motion sensor. After the geese started nesting next to it we gave up and brought in the real dogs.
 
2014-08-25 11:56:36 AM  
I've always found it funny when mockingbirds perform their displays from the top of fake owls. Less funny when mockingbirds perform their displays from my  windowsill at 3 am.
 
2014-08-25 12:27:17 PM  
Paint ball guns.
 
2014-08-25 12:34:42 PM  
A building near me put plastic owls on the roof to scare pigeons. Didn't work.
 
2014-08-25 12:37:50 PM  
Not a single hoot was given ...

home.earthlink.net

The cardboard coyotes might work for a little while, but you have to move them around frequently or they're just another piece of the landscape.
 
2014-08-25 12:44:30 PM  
My former town did this. I don't remember how long it took the geese to figure it out. The town ultimately contracted with the USDA to capture and euthanize them.

http://www.07020.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732
 
2014-08-25 12:48:02 PM  
Wow. Those are some farked-up looking geese. Have they been eating at McDonald's?
 
2014-08-25 12:54:15 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: gs


try air cannons on random fire?
 
2014-08-25 12:55:36 PM  
If I lived there, I'd be tempted to put out some fake geese around the fake coyotes.

We have a lot of wildlife and waterfowl here in Ottawa (Ontario). On the river we have ducks, geese, loons, bitterns, herons, and mergansers. On Parliament Hill we have turkeys. Well, sometimes. I've seen them across the river as well.

This year I have seen a loon, a merganser (or possibly a cormorant), and a very large hawk.

I've also seen raccoons, rabbits, ground hogs, a large turtle, mourning doves, and lots of other critters and birds.

We also have all the usual suspects:  gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, rats, gray squirrels, red squirrels, chipmunks and so forth.

I saw a stuffed bison on the Spark Street Mall once (it was used as an advertising prop) and a pile of banana leaves from the small jungle at the Bank of Canada (they have some of those Yap Islander giant stone money thingees at the Currency Museum).

The urban twitcher can see all kinds of birds, not to mention twits and tits.

I like urban wildlife. Being a liberal, I feel that they add to the community even if they are sometimes a bit of a nuisance. Most urban people don't see enough wild animals. It helps to keep you grounded in reality rather than forgetting where our food comes from, not to mention much of our clean water and air. It also helps to keep you from becoming a sentimental twit. Animals are our neighbours but they are not always our friends.
 
2014-08-25 01:01:40 PM  

fappomatic: Wow. Those are some farked-up looking geese. Have they been eating at McDonald's?


I think they are pigeons that have been nibbling on the statues they use as perchess. There must be something mutagenic in the bronze because they look very eerie and Gothic.
 
2014-08-25 01:05:16 PM  

Larva Lump: Not a single hoot was given ...

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The cardboard coyotes might work for a little while, but you have to move them around frequently or they're just another piece of the landscape.


Holy crap those pigeons are fat....
 
2014-08-25 01:15:44 PM  

Larva Lump: Not a single hoot was given ...

[home.earthlink.net image 288x475]


O RLY?
 
2014-08-25 01:16:15 PM  
They need some steel shot and a giant magnet as well.
 
2014-08-25 01:30:53 PM  

vudukungfu: To The Escape Zeppelin!: gs

try air cannons on random fire?


Dogs were still cheaper. Also we run several labs with hazardous chemicals and are about 1/2 mile from the end of a major runway so random loud booms would be frowned upon.
 
2014-08-25 01:33:38 PM  

MBooda: Larva Lump: Not a single hoot was given ...

[home.earthlink.net image 288x475]

O RLY?


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2014-08-25 02:12:18 PM  
Surely, there must be something in this catalog that would work

http://home.roadrunner.com/~tuco/looney/acme/acme.html
 
2014-08-25 03:17:46 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: bout 1/2 mile from the end of a major runway so random loud booms would be frowned upon.


Oh yeah. Americans.
They don't like things that sound like boom booms.

they ship boom booms for other countries.
Hoping boom booms won't happen to them.

Friggin Americans.
 
2014-08-25 05:12:39 PM  

vudukungfu: To The Escape Zeppelin!: bout 1/2 mile from the end of a major runway so random loud booms would be frowned upon.

Oh yeah. Americans.
They don't like things that sound like boom booms.

they ship boom booms for other countries.
Hoping boom booms won't happen to them.

Friggin Americans.


Explosions are dangerous. Its only reasonable to want to get that sh*t as far away as possible.
 
2014-08-25 05:46:59 PM  
simage1.sportsmansguide.com
Problem solved.
 
2014-08-25 06:22:57 PM  
Border Collies are great for this. When they give the "eye", the geese just freak out.mymegaedog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-25 06:40:33 PM  

poorjon: Explosions are dangerous


air canons  don't explode.
 
2014-08-25 07:11:39 PM  
afterellen.mtvnimages.com
 
2014-08-25 08:47:08 PM  
I suspect the average Canadian goose could beat the crap out of a coyote, and then crap on the body.
 
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