HUNTERSVILLE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A gaggle of geese reportedly caused a business park in Huntersville such an inconvenience, it took lethal measures to cut down on the population, and it's caused quite a stir on social media.
On Monday, August 28, the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue posted two photos stating, "This morning we received information about someone rounding up geese at the 'The Park-Huntersville' photos were sent of them being carried by their wings etc. All that is left now is these feathers that were left after the struggle."
A crew was at the business park Monday, reportedly citing fecal material hazard in public walkways and aggressive birds as their reasons for extermination.
'The Park-Huntersville' released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying that the geese "have been aggressive with children, pets and other visitors," before.
"The man in charge of this operation, told me 'They are a nuisance and poop everywhere'," a resident posted to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue's page. The geese that were rounded up were apparently taken by someone who had a depredation permit.
The statement also said the geese leave behind "considerable waste that can be a health hazard."
Residents took to social media to express their anger.
"What! This is not right. I know they are messy but they are God's creatures. Come on people, God is watching," Carol Burnett posted.
"How disgusting, beyond cruel! I though Canadian geese were protected? I am horrified by this. I feed geese always at my pond. Why can't charges be filed if you know who they are?" Sarah Hunt wrote.
Carolina Waterfowl posted again Monday night, reflecting on the incident.
The Huntersville Police Department is investigating this incident. You can view the official statement from 'The Park- Huntersville' by clicking here, or below.