NYC: "Zero tolerance" for geese on airport property

10/5/2009 |

With Capt. Chesley Sullenberger back in the cockpit nine months after his successful landing in the Hudson River, The New York Times looks at efforts to reduce the area's population of Canada geese. An eight-day roundup over the summer cost $50,000 and netted 1,235 geese, while 1,739 eggs were coated with corn oil to prevent them from hatching. While those numbers fell short of expectations, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey points out that bird-control efforts are ongoing at the area's airports, with 20 employees licensed to carry shotguns on airport grounds. "The Port Authority maintains a zero tolerance policy towards geese on any airport property," a spokesman says.

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