Goosebusters! (They’d love to chase turkeys, too)

Well, it’s the day before vacation and like my highly-distractable brethren throughout Greater Boston, I don’t want to work today. Instead, I’m watching videos- specifically, a new Youtube clip about Boston’s Goosebusters border collies who chase Canada Geese out of the Boston Public Garden.

Before you start objecting that Canada Geese have as much a right to the Public Garden as Mr. and Mrs. Mallard, read this Massachusetts Audubon article about them. If it weren’t for human intervention, these geese wouldn’t live in Boston at all; Massachusetts would be a mere stopover during their migrations. But they’re here now, and it’s our fault, and we need to manage them so that the Public Garden won’t become a giant field of goose dung.

And boy oh boy are the Goosebuster border collies happy to help! I’ve written about Goosebusters before, but without live action footage of the charming doggies running down geese. Let’s watch them, shall we?

Aren’t they charming? You can see them searching out geese in Dedham parks here. Enjoy watching them in your empty office this afternoon, and have a happy Thanksgiving.

  One Reply to “Goosebusters! (They’d love to chase turkeys, too)”

  1. Amy Landau
    November 25, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I loved the video, and of course your writing. A great piece for the day before Thanksgiving!

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