Pa. university trying to banish goose infestation

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - November 8, 2011

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.

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