Muncie looks to get rid of hundreds of bothersome geese

This photo taken on April 6 2015 shows the Muncie city building. (WISH Photo)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The city of Muncie wants to relocate hundreds of Canada geese that officials say are a nuisance to residents using parks and trails.

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler tells The Star Press that the city plans to trap the geese and relocate them. He says it’s “hard for families to have picnics because of all the poop,” and that people shouldn’t “have to worry about what they are stepping in.”

Tyler says the city could relocate as many as 1,000 geese and “still have plenty.” He has asked Muncie’s parks superintendent to determine the cost of obtaining goose traps.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Canada geese were rare in Indiana less than 40 years ago. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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