Canada Goose Cull

To: "storm" <>
Subject: Canada Goose Cull
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:31:30 +1000

Between 1990 and 2005 in the USA, aircraft struck 58 turtles, 14 Alligators and 17 Green Iguanas. There was no record of any of them being airborne. I would imagine that the numbers of turtles and Iguanas might be a bit higher though, as I don't think you would notice much of an impact if you ran over one with something like a 747. An Alligator could be a bit bumpy though.


Carl Clifford

On 20/06/2009, at 1:50 PM, storm wrote:

The only sensible move that appears to be coming out of this is discouraging
people in NY from feeding the geese in the suburbs around the airport.
Reducing the supply of food could have a significant impact on the number of
birds in the vicinity.

However, knowing how people love to feed birds I suspect this is a doomed
method of control.

There are interesting figures around for bat (flying-fox) strike which have
recently been produced in Australia - Townsville tops the list. Some
American states record 'reptile' strikes too. Sadly not specific as to



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