Pa. university trying to banish goose infestation

November 8, 2011 7:07:04 AM PST
If the groundskeepers at Millersville University had their way, they'd book the geese hanging around campus on the first flight out of town.

University officials say more than three dozen Canada geese have overrun the grounds, leaving big piles of droppings all over campus.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports the school has hired a wildlife management company to scare off the geese congregating around a pond that's at the heart of the campus.

An adult goose can produce two pounds of droppings per day. The school says the excessive excrement is a health and safety hazard. The geese can also become aggressive to people walking near their nests.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era report says the contractor will use non-lethal means to frighten away the geese.