There are definitely lots of geese in Cedar Park Cemetery. On a visit there this afternoon, Gossips counted seven goose-and-gander couples, five of whom had offspring.
Interestingly, for those opposed to dogs in the cemetery, one of the most effective ways to get rid of unwanted geese is border collies trained in harassing and hazing geese--in other words, chasing them away.
We're in luck! There are border collies trained to harass and haze our geese right here in Columbia County. Wild Goose Chase NE, a wild goose control service that provides a humane way to manage wild geese, is headquartered in New Lebanon. Although Gossips' firsthand knowledge of Wild Goose Chase is limited to watching the border collies put through their paces at the annual Sheep & Wool Showcase at Clermont, it is hoped that DPW superintendent Rob Perry will give Wild Goose Chase a call and request a consultation before taking any other action against the geese in the cemetery.
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