Disappearing Geese Cause Stir At Dallas Park

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – People who feed the geese at White Rock Lake say some of the birds have disappeared, and they alerted Dallas Parks and Recreation to a disturbing possibility.

“The fact that we’ve had 8 or 9 turn up missing – and it’s just unnatural,” said Charles Fussell.

Fussell is one of several people who meet at Sunset Bay every evening. It’s a popular spot on the lake for feeding birds and bird watching.

He says, earlier this month, one of the bird watchers saw a man kill one of the geese with his bare hands.

“He grabbed the goose by the neck, snapped the neck and threw it in the truck, and took off in a hurry,” said Fussell.

The group posted a flyer near the water and reported the incident to Dallas Parks which sent CBS 11 the following statement:

“Dallas Park and Recreation Department received a citizen report that geese are disappearing from White Rock Lake. Park and recreation officials urge anyone who witnesses the theft or abuse of animal life on park property to call 911 to report.”

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One Comment

  1. Another immigrant sharing his cultural heritage with us.

  2. Geese are waddling sht machines, especially Canada geese. Non indigenous animals can introduce diseases that indigenous animals do not have resistance to and in other ways disrupt habitat.

    Texas wildlife management should pay people to break non-native geese necks.

    1. Absolutely agree. Canadian geese are the roaches of the bird world. Nasty, noisy creatures that quickly overwhelm an area’s ecology.

      1. In Minnesota, we consider this species a form of rat. And they breed faster. They need to extend the hunting season and harvest them. If there were any more of them the state could start poultry breeding for lunchmeat.

  3. So Dallas PD is screaming they understaffed, and Dallas Parks says if you see any FOWL play call DPD and 911 (also understaffed)….maybe we should call 911 for EMERGENCIES ONLY

  4. Illegals. I guarantee you have some Illegal going and grabbing some “Free Food” from the local park.

    Prove me wrong, world. Prove me wrong.

  5. If this is a Canadian goose, then this guy is a national hero. They are absolute pests that defecate everywhere and make constant noise.

  6. One person is upset about this and the rest of the world understands that fewer Canada Geese is a good thing.

  7. Maybe he was hungry! 🙂

  8. Daniel Olson says:

    Google goose droppings. They carry all kinds of filthy diseases that can cause diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps. and that blade of grass that they’re nipping on? They are actually after the root. That blade of grass will never grow back. Canadian geese are an over protected species that need to be culled annually.

  9. I raise my glass to anyone brave enough to touch one of those filthy birds/

  10. when you get hungry enough, you’d be amazed at what you will do.

  11. Yirmin Snipe says:

    Well was it goose season? maybe he’s guilty of hunting out of season but other than that so what.

  12. Tony Konte says:

    The man will have a great dinner.

  13. Paul Rodgers says:

    Whether the majority of you like it or not, that is considered to be animal abuse and in some locations it can be a felony charge. You can try to justify it all that you desire, but you are on the wrong side of the law. And yes, I see geese near my home daily.

  14. Steve Garden says:

    People will put up with bums, drug dealers and vagrants in the park , but they gotta kill the wildlife.

  15. Lakewood ED says:

    We could use a few of those guys up here.

  16. McGuffin says:

    Any description of the man? Or should we be on the look out for all men? Ridiculous PC world.

  17. Something fowl is going on here

  18. Canadian geese are a public plague and need to be severely culled. Nasty animals that spoil walkways, even worse their eating habits strips grass from banks and aggravates soil erosion. Some may think the geese with their train of goslings waddling along is just sooo adorable- they are traffic hazards, which create problems on roadways and can cause accidents. The bird is totally obnoxious and worthless and needs to be treated as pest infestation.

  19. At least he won’t be using food stamps!

  20. Bee Cee says:

    Let’s ask the question that begs to be answered. Who are the idiots actually feeding these vermin in the park? They should be the ones fined IMO!

  21. A “man” set this fire? Fortunately, we Americans have gotten as good at reading our liberal media as the Soviets were at reading theirs. Had a white American set this fire, it would’ve been headlines at the NYT in sixty point type.

    Busted, comrades!

  22. Ed Cole says:

    I personally prefer the dresser drawer method.

  23. snailmailtrucker says:

    Charles Fussell is a fing Liar

  24. not to be “that guy” but they are CANADA Geese..not Canadian. I know, I know…it’s a personal demon that I deal with

  25. they are really invasive and only city dwellers and children appreciate them. There should be an open season on those honkers. I run them over when I can when they cross the street clogging traffic.

  26. I have Canada geese all over the place where I live and you cannot go anywhere around a lake or golf course without stepping on goose Cheetos and getting shti all over your feet. So in all reality I consider them more like feathered rats than anything else. At least you can eat them and it’s darn good eating at that. Despite being good eating, they have become an overpopulated nuisance and health hazard.

  27. I saw this all the time growing up in the Minneapolis St Paul area and far suburbs. Hmong were going to locations to snap the necks of geese. Hmong were fishing for anything and everything and keeping everything. No fishing license. Hmong were driving all over looking for snapping turtles. Use to see them stop, jump out, pick up the big dinosaur turtles and throw them in the back of their trunks. As a high school kid, I didn’t know what to do. A couple years later I would call the cops and MN DNR to make a complaint. Neither law enforcement did a thing. Turtles all but disappeared completely for 25 years now.

  28. Pat McGroyne says:

    They’re a filthy nuisance, fouling every place they congregate. They are also, having been properly cleaned, good to eat.

    Cut off the wings and maybe the legs, it depends on whether or not you want to make stock, put it in a slow-cooker with a can of iced tomato, celery, carrots, bay leaf, garlic, onion and a little water.

    Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

    Mmmm. Tasty.

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