Charleston wants to say farewell to park geese

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is trying everything from floating lights to coyote decoys to convince a flock of Canadian geese to fly away from a city park.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports about 30 geese have taken up residence in Hampton Park and have no desire to leave because park visitors feed them. The birds soil the park with their droppings.

The city has tried decoys that look like coyotes. But they will not be put for now so they aren't stolen by Halloween pranksters. The city has also put flashing yellow lights in the park's pond to simulate the eyes of predators.

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