Please let the dogs out.

Park Service officials who maintain Washington’s National Mall are considering using dogs to drive off the Canada geese that are depositing up to three pounds of droppings a day. That’s three pounds per goose.

According to a March 24, 2015, Reuters story, “The Park Service is considering using border collies to harass the large and growing population of Canada geese from tourist draws [such as] the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument grounds and John F. Kennedy Hockey Fields. With the dogs, ‘the geese will be encouraged to abandon the lawns and water in these areas and relocate elsewhere,’ it said in a statement.”

Apparently the Canada geese population is increasing rapidly throughout the lower 48 U.S. states.

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