The Kansas City metro area just has too many geese…
In a recent Valentine Research Poll, 85% of Kansas City residents think geese are kind of cool, but 98% think that goose poop is a real problem.
Walk around Loose Park; goose poop. Every area lake; goose poop. Most large fountains; goose poop. Every golf course; goose poop. I saw a family of geese looking at a large pot hole and pooping in it.
Now let us examine the straight poop.
A single goose poops three times an hour. Imagine pooping 70 times a day. That’s a lot of poop, up to 15 pounds a week. There may be as many at 10 million geese in North America.
The facts get even more alarming.
About 70% of geese do not migrate. They just start making layers in the same area. Their poop looks bad and it can be dangerously slippery. Goose poop also carries parasites as well as viruses and bacteria.
All of which does not give humans and their offspring a desirable walk in the park. We end up paying taxes to support parks that are becoming little more than receptacles for goose poop.
This might be a good time to slip in a line about the deadly mix of geese and airplanes, but the focus of this report is goose poop on sidewalks and recreational areas.
Let’s not make the mistake of spending tax money on this public problem. We should have companies bid for the right to harvest these pooping pariahs.
There it is.
I’ve pointed out the problem. I’ve backed it up with facts and I believe I have achieved a new World Record for using the phrase “goose poop” in such a short article.