Park’s geese are making a mess

Bournemouth Echo: MESSY: Canada Geese and other birds that gather in Poole Park MESSY: Canada Geese and other birds that gather in Poole Park

FURTHER to the Daily Echo report of the smell in Poole Park, if a person lets their dog do a whoopsie there they can be prosecuted and fined heavily and made to feel they have ruined every child’s holiday with dirty shoes.

Then the council allow 100 Canada geese to mess there every day in the lake, on every path and on every bit of grass without any problems whatsoever.

We walked there the first time for ages a few weeks ago and swore never again.

It was disgusting. They may not be the cause of the smell, but they make it the dirtiest playground for children anywhere.

KEN ADAMS, Glen Road, Parkstone, Poole

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10:20am Fri 14 Sep 12

Huey says...

These geese are useless they don't even make good eating let's send them back to canada (or cull them)
These geese are useless they don't even make good eating let's send them back to canada (or cull them) Huey

12:17pm Fri 14 Sep 12

BarrHumbug says...

Yeah, and swans and ducks and little robins and finches, they all do their mess wherever they like, the cheek of it! Kill them all I say!
Or perhaps we should kill those people in the picture that are feeding them. If people didn't feed them their leftover burger and chips they probably wouldn't come here?
Oh and Cats too, why is it dog owners are chastised for the mess their dogs leave and yet its fine for peoples cats to go around crapping in everyone else's gardens, funny how they rarely crap in their own garden! They come into your garden all cute and fluffy, come up to you expecting you to stroke them, even feed them then they repay you by curling one out on your lawn and then make a half hearted effort to cover up their gift by digging up your grass!
Yeah, and swans and ducks and little robins and finches, they all do their mess wherever they like, the cheek of it! Kill them all I say! Or perhaps we should kill those people in the picture that are feeding them. If people didn't feed them their leftover burger and chips they probably wouldn't come here? Oh and Cats too, why is it dog owners are chastised for the mess their dogs leave and yet its fine for peoples cats to go around crapping in everyone else's gardens, funny how they rarely crap in their own garden! They come into your garden all cute and fluffy, come up to you expecting you to stroke them, even feed them then they repay you by curling one out on your lawn and then make a half hearted effort to cover up their gift by digging up your grass! BarrHumbug

2:37pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Huey says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Yeah, and swans and ducks and little robins and finches, they all do their mess wherever they like, the cheek of it! Kill them all I say!
Or perhaps we should kill those people in the picture that are feeding them. If people didn't feed them their leftover burger and chips they probably wouldn't come here?
Oh and Cats too, why is it dog owners are chastised for the mess their dogs leave and yet its fine for peoples cats to go around crapping in everyone else's gardens, funny how they rarely crap in their own garden! They come into your garden all cute and fluffy, come up to you expecting you to stroke them, even feed them then they repay you by curling one out on your lawn and then make a half hearted effort to cover up their gift by digging up your grass!
Settle petal, not all cats go outside, hence cat litter being sold in supermarkets across the country
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: Yeah, and swans and ducks and little robins and finches, they all do their mess wherever they like, the cheek of it! Kill them all I say! Or perhaps we should kill those people in the picture that are feeding them. If people didn't feed them their leftover burger and chips they probably wouldn't come here? Oh and Cats too, why is it dog owners are chastised for the mess their dogs leave and yet its fine for peoples cats to go around crapping in everyone else's gardens, funny how they rarely crap in their own garden! They come into your garden all cute and fluffy, come up to you expecting you to stroke them, even feed them then they repay you by curling one out on your lawn and then make a half hearted effort to cover up their gift by digging up your grass![/p][/quote]Settle petal, not all cats go outside, hence cat litter being sold in supermarkets across the country Huey

3:47pm Fri 14 Sep 12

jobsworthwatch says...

But do these geese drop dog-ends and fast food packaging all over the place?
But do these geese drop dog-ends and fast food packaging all over the place? jobsworthwatch

6:22pm Fri 14 Sep 12

renea says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
But do these geese drop dog-ends and fast food packaging all over the place?
Only the ones that are out on a weekend!
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: But do these geese drop dog-ends and fast food packaging all over the place?[/p][/quote]Only the ones that are out on a weekend! renea

8:12pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Morrigan says...

There are notices around Poole Park which clearly state that people should not feed the geese ..... however, when taking children to feed the ducks and swans, how on earth does the Council propose that a few geese do not eat some of the food? What brilliant jobsworth came up with that ridiculous idea?!!

I take my grandchildren to feed the ducks every now and again and always take seed and proprietary duck food with me, which does not leave mess or pollute the water and any leftovers are very quickly eaten by the pigeons and other smaller birds.

Feeding the ducks with bread is the reason they produce so much faeces as they do not digest it, but simply pass it straight through - so if people stopped feeding bread and leftover takeaway food, the birds would not produce so much bodily waste - end of problem!

I certainly DO NOT agree with a cull and people who suggest such would no doubt have us cull the human population too as we too are over-crowded on this small island we call home and some of us certainly make the place a mess with our rubbish and litter dropped everywhere!
There are notices around Poole Park which clearly state that people should not feed the geese ..... however, when taking children to feed the ducks and swans, how on earth does the Council propose that a few geese do not eat some of the food? What brilliant jobsworth came up with that ridiculous idea?!! I take my grandchildren to feed the ducks every now and again and always take seed and proprietary duck food with me, which does not leave mess or pollute the water and any leftovers are very quickly eaten by the pigeons and other smaller birds. Feeding the ducks with bread is the reason they produce so much faeces as they do not digest it, but simply pass it straight through - so if people stopped feeding bread and leftover takeaway food, the birds would not produce so much bodily waste - end of problem! I certainly DO NOT agree with a cull and people who suggest such would no doubt have us cull the human population too as we too are over-crowded on this small island we call home and some of us certainly make the place a mess with our rubbish and litter dropped everywhere! Morrigan

12:51pm Sat 15 Sep 12

Commonsense2012 says...

Morrigan wrote:
There are notices around Poole Park which clearly state that people should not feed the geese ..... however, when taking children to feed the ducks and swans, how on earth does the Council propose that a few geese do not eat some of the food? What brilliant jobsworth came up with that ridiculous idea?!!

I take my grandchildren to feed the ducks every now and again and always take seed and proprietary duck food with me, which does not leave mess or pollute the water and any leftovers are very quickly eaten by the pigeons and other smaller birds.

Feeding the ducks with bread is the reason they produce so much faeces as they do not digest it, but simply pass it straight through - so if people stopped feeding bread and leftover takeaway food, the birds would not produce so much bodily waste - end of problem!

I certainly DO NOT agree with a cull and people who suggest such would no doubt have us cull the human population too as we too are over-crowded on this small island we call home and some of us certainly make the place a mess with our rubbish and litter dropped everywhere!
If the sign says to not feed the geese, surely the logical thing to do would be to not feed the ducks and swans either?
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There are notices around Poole Park which clearly state that people should not feed the geese ..... however, when taking children to feed the ducks and swans, how on earth does the Council propose that a few geese do not eat some of the food? What brilliant jobsworth came up with that ridiculous idea?!! I take my grandchildren to feed the ducks every now and again and always take seed and proprietary duck food with me, which does not leave mess or pollute the water and any leftovers are very quickly eaten by the pigeons and other smaller birds. Feeding the ducks with bread is the reason they produce so much faeces as they do not digest it, but simply pass it straight through - so if people stopped feeding bread and leftover takeaway food, the birds would not produce so much bodily waste - end of problem! I certainly DO NOT agree with a cull and people who suggest such would no doubt have us cull the human population too as we too are over-crowded on this small island we call home and some of us certainly make the place a mess with our rubbish and litter dropped everywhere![/p][/quote]If the sign says to not feed the geese, surely the logical thing to do would be to not feed the ducks and swans either? Commonsense2012

1:13pm Sat 15 Sep 12

funkychicken_83 says...

What is it with Echo readers obsession with animal mess?! So animals make a mess, its not as if humans are exactly a tidy species. A wild animal knows no different (and neither does a domesticated on, its up to its owner to clean up after it), but humans do so why is it such a suprise to find animal mess in parks? The problems is never going to go away so get over it!
What is it with Echo readers obsession with animal mess?! So animals make a mess, its not as if humans are exactly a tidy species. A wild animal knows no different (and neither does a domesticated on, its up to its owner to clean up after it), but humans do so why is it such a suprise to find animal mess in parks? The problems is never going to go away so get over it! funkychicken_83

9:50am Mon 17 Sep 12

PooleParky says...

I think you need to rethink your definition of 'disgusting'. As far as poo goes, goose poo is pretty inoffensive. I like them. I work out in the park every other day and they don't bother me.
I think you need to rethink your definition of 'disgusting'. As far as poo goes, goose poo is pretty inoffensive. I like them. I work out in the park every other day and they don't bother me. PooleParky

4:34pm Mon 17 Sep 12

pete woodley says...

Come on Ken,they dont go as far as glen rd.
Come on Ken,they dont go as far as glen rd. pete woodley

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