Milford hopes decoy coyotes will scare off Canada geese

The city of Milford is hoping plastic coyotes will be enough to scare away some problem birds.



Decoy coyotes have been placed at the ponds and greens in downtown Milford in the latest attempt to tackle the Canada geese problem.



Mayor Ben Blake says Milford has always had ducks and barnyard geese, but Canada geese have taken over parts of the city, especially the harbor and pond areas.



The geese apparently leave a large amount of droppings that prevent people from taking advantage of these areas.



"It is a relatively affordable technique to keep away the geese. We'll see if it works or not," Blake says.



The city has tried several ideas over the years to decrease the bird population, including changes to landscaping and spraying an organic material.


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