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Brandon may move traffic-snarling flock of geese

Associated Press - July 26, 2010 4:54 AM ET

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) - City leaders in Brandon are taking a gander at ways to manage a flock of more than 150 Canada geese that ties up traffic by crossing a heavily traveled road near Crossgates Lake.

Alderwoman Yvonne Bianchi says she's had calls saying traffic was backed up to U.S. 80,

She says the city is considering only humane, no-kill solutions. Last month, Ross Barnett Reservoir officials called off a plan to euthanize 150 Canada geese after public outcry.

Mayor Tim Coulter says it's a complicated issue - partly because the lake is on private property and partly because the birds can fly back.

He says they've considered putting out pellets that repel geese, and asking people not to feed the ducks and geese in certain places.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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