Just consider this a “special delivery”, Washington.
Canada geese are reportedly crapping all over the District of Columbia. In recent years, more and more of the birds have begun settling south of the border.
And apparently, they’re making sure to bring their patriotism with them.
The only thing gazing back at visitors of the Reflecting Pool these days is a massive pile of Canadian-made bird turd. The Lincoln memorial, meanwhile, stinks; the Washington Monument grounds have been fouled and the John F. Kennedy Hockey Fields are starting to look more white than green.
Nicely done, you fine Canadian specimens.
The damage really isn’t surprising when you consider the birds produce an incredible three pounds of feces per day—each. But since they’ve gone and pretty much declared war on our southern neighbours, the U.S. is mulling whether or not to release the hounds in response. Well, more specifically, they’re considering deploying border collies to harass and ultimately reduce the Canada geese population (although it’s important to note that the birds won’t be physically harmed under the proposed plan).
“The geese will be encouraged to abandon the lawns and water in these areas and relocate elsewhere,” the U.S. Park Service said in a statement.
The agency is accepting public comment on the matter until April 22.
Until then, it’s bombs away.