Letter to the Editor: April 14, 2014

Published 1:39 am Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the Editor:

I am very pleased to see the city pursuing a proven way to reduce the geese population. These resident geese likely do not mate with migratory geese and are able to thrive in towns and cities precisely because we’ve created a perfect habitat for them. Living between Jack’s Creek and the Pamlico River, I enjoy watching and listening to their daily rhythms and movements. However, I agree with the reasons for reducing the bird population. I enjoy taking my children in a jogging stroller, but will not go anywhere near this greenway. In my first year of graduate school, I played rugby for the University of California, Davis. We played the University of Nevada, Reno, on a horrible frozen pitch covered with goose feces, and most of us ended up with infections; it can be a bloody sport. Unfortunately, the health risks and degradation to the park from their feeding, I feel, outweigh the beauty of having geese in our neighborhood.


Dominic Reisig