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Harassment of geese to begin

City hopes noise-makers will encourage birds to find new home

Many of the Canada geese have fled Veterans Memorial Lake, and plans are set to get rid of the stragglers, the Great Bend City Council learned Monday night.
“The out-of-town geese have gone” due to the change in the weather, said City Administrator Howard Partington. “The locals are still there. We just have to ask them to find a new place to call home.”
 Now, the effort to chase these foul fowl away can begin. The city purchased two orange, hand-held pistol-like launchers that will be used to shoot “bird bombs” and “screamers” 80 feet into the air over the ...

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