Geese in gold fish pond

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I agree Tara, but action is needed in that case.
Dead fish removed, water tested and dealt with asap.
Three geese could not harm a healthy 4 -5000 gallon pond so quickly.
There are other factors at play that we are not being told about.

I've had cows fall in and moose poop in my pond of a similar size. No ill effect on water quality.

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Canada geese are a protected species here.
You can get in serious trouble for killing them outside of hunting season.
 
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Here in Massachusetts there was talk of hunting them and utilizing them as a food source in homeless shelters. Regardless people illegally poison what they consider pests on their property. If you want to poison pigeons, you poison other birds too, and anything else that eats them, insects, small mammals etc.
 
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@MitchM when the cows fall in are they okay after. I do agree that all measures need to be taken for the pond in question.
 
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Right - hunting is acceptable. But I can't imagine anyone risking getting caught actually poisoning a protected species.

Anyone remember when Canada geese were almost extinct?
 
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Yes.
What I really don't like are restaurants or chefs that use foi gras.
I've followed a few chefs only to ignore them later once I learn that they enjoy cooking with foi gras.
 
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Yes the problem is that it not illegal to poison other species, and unintended victims are the result. Maybe the year is wrong but in Washington D.C. a lot of dead birds happened, and a terrorist plot was the suspicion. It shut down public transportation in areas. Turns out a pest control company
 
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Oh well. Foi gras is a nasty business, but however there is a human culture, where young girls are force fed in order to become huge, it increases their marriage prospects, as it is a sign of good health, and the larger the woman the better. The young girls cry, scream from the pain of eating. Some places in south Africa have this culture.
 
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Well, I think @MitchM might be right about @Phillips66 - he/she doesn't seem as interested in his/her own thread as we are! haha!

:)
Every year we buy a few organic geese for cooking through the winter.
Our favourite farm went out of business so I've got geese on my mind, trying to find a new source.
(If I thought phillips66 really wanted help, I wouldn't have gone off track)
 
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@MitchM maybe the geese will come to you, if they land in your pond. Dinner you could even follow up with a filet mignon if cows keeps falling in.
 

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