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Geese and Lincoln don't get along

2 years 2 months 15 hours ago March 24, 2015 Mar 24, 2015 Tuesday, March 24 2015 March 24, 2015 6:45 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- Border collies may be chasing Canada Geese from the Lincoln Memorial and other places on the National Mall if the The National Park Service has its way.

The agency now wants public comments on a plan to use the dogs to herd the large and growing population of geese and chase them off. Park leaders complain of the excessive droppings the geese are leaving; two to three-pounds per geese per day.

The droppings damage pipes and filters used in the reflecting pool and they create a public health hazard.

The park service say the dogs are natural at herding and no geese would be harmed. 

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