Goosebusters Crew Makes Geese Disappear

DETROIT (WWJ) – A local company is removing the sometimes angry Canadian creatures that flock here and create big problems for area neighborhoods.

WWJ’s Kathryn Larson reports on a real wild goose chase story, and when gaggles of geese go bad … know who you’re gonna call?  Yup … Goosebusters.

“In 1997-98 we came up with the name and it stuck, so it was a good thing … I talk quiet but I try not to whisper too much, they’re aggressive by nature, but if you just walk, they are pretty good with you – they don’t attack too often,” said Goosebuster’s owner Chris Compton.

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Compton started his company in 1996 and gets calls all the time about the feisty creatures.

Compton says they round-up and remove roughly three to four hundred Canadian Geese each day.  He says it’s really important to keep these trouble makers out of area lakes:

“The e-coli…they’ve linked that to the geese feces …so the lower the e-coli the better it is for the people to swim in it,” said Compton.

Each day the Goosebuster Crew, based in Holly, paddle around area lakes.  Compton says this is the perfect time to remove them, because in the Spring,  they molt and can’t fly. Once captured – he’ll take them to permitted areas and sometimes back to Canada.


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