City Installs Cardboard Dogs to Ward off Geese

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

It's unpleasant to look at and even worst to step in, but it has one local communality getting creative.

An abundance goose droppings in at Pfiffner Pioneer Park has led the Stevens Point Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department to develop a new solution for dealing with the fowl.

The city is placing three cardboard dog cut-outs in the area surrounding the band-shell.

Each cut-out is designed to swivel and bend in the breeze to be more life-like to disturb the birds that flock to the area.

They only cost the city about twenty dollars to make.

People who enjoy a visit to the park say the actions are necessary.

Michael Pliseck has lived in Stevens Point for forty years and like to fish in the park.

"When you walk out of here they hiss at you. I think it is gonna work. It will give the geese the idea that they have got to move out," says Pliseck.

The city says that they believe the cut-outs are working so far.

They say they plan to make more as long as the initiative is successful.

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