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Over 140 geese euthanized at NC park were deemed a ‘nuisance’

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GASTONIA, N.C. — Officials said 144 geese have been euthanized at a park in Gaston County after being deemed a nuisance, according to WSOC.

According to the report, officials say the flock had become such a nuisance at the park in Dallas they were left with no choice but to remove them.

The County Parks and Recreation director said the decision to euthanize the birds came after years of complaints and concerns over health issues. Before taking action, they applied for a federal permit and contracted through USDA’S wildlife services.

Hart said the birds left feces on and around the park’s ponds, athletic fields, picnic areas, walkways, restrooms and parking lots. She said park patrons complained that they couldn’t use the trails because of the goose droppings.

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