Nitro Geese Gone Wild

By: Jennifer Cottrill Email
By: Jennifer Cottrill Email

Geese have gone wild at Ridenour Lake and city leaders in Nitro said the problem is so bad they were forced to call a federal agency for help.

William Jones spent Tuesday afternoon fishing at Ridenour Lake with his granddaughters. To say the least, he didn't miss the mischief or the mess most geese leave behind.

"A few is fine, but an overabundance what they have had before gets to be a nuisance after a while," Jones said.

Nitro Mayor Rusty Casto said he loves animals, but when it comes to children’s’ health, something needs to be done, even if it means euthanization.

It’s a quick fix that now has some folks crying fowl.

“That would bother me,” Nitro resident Ken Fritz said, “They have the right to existence too."

It’s a population problem city leaders are trying to tackle to keep these flocks free of danger.

A spokesperson with the United States Department of Agriculture said it’s a policy to euthanize any animals that would create human health of safety issues.

People are also warned to never feed wildlife animals.

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