Canada geese calling Winnipeg home sweet home
Tuesday, September 27 2011 @ 02:54 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
Winnipeg— The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 11:20AM EDT
A biologist in Winnipeg suggests the city may have a much bigger winged nuisance than mosquitoes to deal with in the years ahead – one that creates traffic hazards and leave piles of mess in its wake.
Jim Leafloor with Environment Canada says Winnipeg may have more Canada geese than any other urban centre in North America because lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba are migratory hubs for the waterfowl.
The last government survey of geese within Winnipeg’s city limits was done in 2006 and identified 175,000 of the honkers.