'Geese Police' Clean Up Havre de Grace
Rich LaPorta and his dog Boo get to work scaring geese away from the Lock House Museum.
It's a brisk March morning in Havre de Grace and a man and his dog are doing what they love—chasing geese.
"The magnitude of the goose situation was fully realized when City, County and State Officials began planning for the numerous high profile events that will take place on Concord Point and other City parks for the Commemoration of the War of 1812," a release from the City of Havre de Grace states.
On Friday, LaPorta and Boo were out at the Lock House Museum for the third day in a row, and their method has already started to work (see attached video).
Boo and the business' four other dogs are Border Collies trained to herd and not hurt geese, but the geese don't know that. LaPorta explained the geese fly away from the dogs, believing they are predators, and usually steer clear of an area after about two weeks of visits from the Geese Police.
Sometimes the geese get the hint sooner, which seems to be the case in Havre de Grace. After seeing about 30 to 40 geese a day at the Lock House, LaPorta was pleased to find only two there Friday. He said it's likely the pair will stick around because they are nesting.
The city says members of the community can help the process along by not feeding the geese.
For more videos on the Geese Police you can visit the company's website.