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Goose Killer?

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Buckingham Pond often struggles with too many geese - their droppings create a mess along the path and grass, and they contribute to water quality problems because they add too much fertilizer to the water and encourage too much plant growth.  This is why we ask everyone to please, please not feed the geese and ducks.  Feeding them attracts more birds than the pond can support and exacerbates the problems.
 
But apparently someone has taken matters in to their own hands in an unlawful way.  Please see below from our community policy officer, and if you see something, please get in contact with Officer Brooks.
 
You may also be interested to read the All Over Albany article here: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2017/05/18/apd-somebody-is-killing-gees....  
 
From Officer Brooks:
There has been recent incident at the Buckingham Lake/Pond regarding the geese population. There has been confirmed sightings of an unknown person killing the geese that reside at the pond. I do realize the geese may be a social nuisance but still this action is unacceptable.  What I am asking is to keep a diligent observation towards any one who is in close proximity of these animals.
 
****Possible suspect sightings is a unknown white male dressing in a blue uniform operating a red newer model pick up with the lettering "DGS Wildlife" on the side. If you see this suspect or vehicle at or about the park area notify the police immediately ****
 
Note: Illegally killing  Canadian Geese is in violation of Federal Fish/Wildlfe and NYS EnCon Law   
 
Any questions email me directly
        
Officer James Brooks
 
Albany Police Department CSU
 
536 Western Ave
Albany NY 12203
email jbrooks@albany-ny.org
office 518-458-5669
station desk 518-458-5660
fax 518-458-5669                              
cell 518-795-0020