Nuisance geese euthanized in northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal official says 238 geese and goslings were herded into a chamber and euthanized in northeast Ohio as part of an effort to the control the population of the nuisance animals.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture tells The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/1pVJVZv ) that the animals were humanely euthanized with gas Thursday at Mill Creek park.

The roundup was conducted by the agriculture department under an Ohio Department of Natural Resources permit.

A state wildlife official says it's the first time for a roundup in this park, but others have been done elsewhere in Ohio to control the geese population.

The birds are typically rounded up in June because they're easier to catch. Goslings aren't sufficiently developed to fly, and adult birds also can't fly because they are molting.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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