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‘A mess you can step in’

East Syracuse Mayor addresses growing goose population at Walmart pond

Geese eat bagels left behind by visitors to the pond next to the East Syracuse Walmart.

Geese eat bagels left behind by visitors to the pond next to the East Syracuse Walmart. Photo by Ned Campbell.

— “What’s happened over [by Walmart] is once [the geese] have a family born at a location, instinctually they come back to the same spot every year,” Liedka said. “So you can imagine if you have a clutch of seven or eight goslings ... it just multiplies. But when people start feeding them it attracts all these other ones from other areas.”

He says residents can help out by not feeding the geese.

“They’re lazy,” he said of the birds. “They don’t want to have to walk far for food. If people are going to hand them food, they’re going to flock there.”

Ned Campbell is editor of the Eagle Bulletin. Reach him at editor@eaglebulletin.com.

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