Muncie Mayor Plans Goose Relocation As Town Goes To The Birds
Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is on a wild goose chase, literally. Canada geese are flocking to the town in hordes and occupying parkland. Tyler hopes to evacuate the avian infestation with the help of Muncie Parks Superintendent Harvey Wright, who has a plan to ship the geese to another location.
"If we get the 800 caught, then we will take them up north and release them," Wright says.
Tyler and Wright haven’t chosen a specific location for the release of the birds, or a way to prevent the geese from simply flying back to Muncie. The city could also face heavy fines for moving the birds, as Canada geese are protected under the federal Migratory Bird Act.