Boston has a problem with goose poop.
The birds may add to the natural beauty of the city’s parks and playgrounds, but here’s something else they add: the inevitable results of eating 4 pounds of grass each day.
The primary offenders are Canada geese—a federally protected species with no natural predators in the area. Though the fowl are typically migratory, more and more of them are staying put all year round.
And you thought all that piled-up snow last winter was bad.
The City Council is holding a public hearing next week to talk about how to handle the issue. Other places where officials have had trouble controlling geese in recent years include Ithaca, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.’s National Mall.
So when you visit any of those places you might want to watch your step.