‘Geese Police’ dogs keep Middletown park clean

The city of Middletown has gone to the dogs in order to take care of a geese problem in city parks. The city has hired

The city of Middletown has gone to the dogs in order to take care of a geese problem in city parks.

The city of Middletown has gone to the dogs in order to take care of a geese problem in city parks. (9/20/16)

MIDDLETOWN - The city of Middletown has gone to the dogs in order to take care of a geese problem in city parks.

The city has hired Craig Nevaras and his Tri-State Geese Police business to help keep geese away from the lakes and ponds.

Nevaras’s chief weapon in the fight is Annie, a border collie. Using Annie’s natural herding instinct, Nevaras has the border collie spook the geese, forcing them to leave places like Davidge Park.

Nevaras controls Annie with voice commands, and while the dog acts like a predator, she is trained not to catch the geese, only to try to herd them, which then results in the birds flying away. “They fly five to 50 miles away. Most of the geese we deal with are resident geese, not migratory geese,” says Nevaras.

For Annie, it is all a game. But for Middletown, it's a clean park.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The bond money would go to pay for 1 Hundreds rally in Port Chester ahead of school bond vote
Kristina's Korner tracks the 2 Trending: "Tom Brady" and "Carrie Fisher"
3 Westchester/Hudson Valley Sportscast, March 23
VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the 4 VIDEO: Yonkers Mayor Spano delivers State of the City address, Part 1
Kristina's Korner tracks the 5 Trending: "Diddy School"

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE