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goose faqs

CCanada Goose (Branta canadensus)anada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Did you know that...

  • The difference between resident geese and migratory geese is that resident geese have habituated to our urban areas due to ample food, water and lack of natural predators. Migratory geese pass through central Indiana during the fall and spring and tend to be more skittish than resident geese.
  •  Providence Wildlife, located in Westfield, Indiana, takes in 100+ injured Canada geese and orphaned goslings EACH YEAR. They are eventually released back into the wild.
  • Canada geese were almost eradicated by hunting, egg gathering and the draining of wetlands in the early 1900s. Needless to say, since the 1960s, they have made a HUGE comeback.
  • Geese weigh between 3 and 15 lbs.

  • One goose produces 1-2 pounds of droppings a day. (Imagine what a gaggle of 50 produce…….)
  • Canada goose droppings can carry Salmonella spp., E. coli, and Listeria spp.
  • Resident geese act as decoys attracting their migratory relatives. This can dramatically increase your geese population during the migration season.
  • Large groups of geese can alter the ecology of a pond and create algae problems.
  • If their nest is destroyed or eggs removed early on, Canada geese may re-nest near the same spot.
  • Resident geese are not fazed by humans and can be aggressive, especially during nesting season in the spring. A belligerent adult goose can easily knock down a child or senior citizen.