GSA has received a number of complaints about the presence of resident geese flocks on the Suitland Federal Center. While the birds are beautiful, they frequently create sanitation problems on sidewalks and walkways, and may become agitated if pedestrians accidentally approach their offspring or nests. To address this problem in a humane way, GSA has contracted with the firm "Geese Police" to discourage geese populations from taking residence on our facility. "Geese Police" uses working Border Collies that are especially trained to herd - but never touch or otherwise harm - geese.
The program, which begins on Monday, September 8, calls for the border collies to visit the SFC at varied intervals and times so that the geese will not adapt to a fixed patrol schedule. Specific locations for patrols on the SFC will also be varied. The collies are trained to bark at and chase the geese, which encourages them to seek a more peaceful (and hopefully less populous) location. We expect the patrol activity to decrease in frequency as the geese relocate.
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I guess we'll have dog poop to watch out for now.