Friday, June 23, 2017

Goose Grease on My Beach

            With more and more subdivisions being built around ponds and lakes. Geese have become a real nuisance. It is said that they "do their business" every 7 minutes; and if they are on your beach for even 20 minutes, that's........ well more than 3 because they travel in flocks.
            Some folks have strung kite string to keep them from coming onto the beach and yard and they tell me it works. Recently wildlife specialist at Cornell University has found that geese and other fowling fowl don't like grape-like food flavoring. The compound, methyl anthranilate, is a natural substance found in orange blossoms, jasmine and concord grapes. It's used in saccharin and as the grape flavoring in some chewing gums. Spraying the lawn with sugar-free grape flavored Kool-Aid should keep these gaggles of geese from greasing up your beach.

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