Gaining the upper hand on Canada geese

July 15, 2008 6:54:14 AM PDT
For the first time since 2003, Morris County doesn't have to kill off Canada geese in its parks or golf courses.

Park Commission executive director David Helmer says the county is regaining ground that once was overrun by the birds.

Officials are emphasizing egg addling, in which eggs are shaken. They're also landscaping the more than 18,000 acres of parks in a way that's unappealing to geese.

Helmer says one result is people are able to use lakes that once were off-limits because the geese had polluted the waters.