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Winnipeg group works to destroy goose eggs along busy roadway

Geese battle this morning as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond in St. Vital Park.

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Geese battle this morning as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond in St. Vital Park. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg group is busy destroying goose eggs along the city's Kenaston Boulevard, saying it's necessary to protect drivers along the road.

It’s the fourth year for the Urban Goose Working Group, and this year they have removed over 1,500 eggs from nests in the Kenaston area.

The eggs are frozen at first, then brought to the dump.

Spokesman Jim Leafloor says some may look at the practice as cruel, but he says human safety is their top priority.

He says the geese pose risks to motorists on the busy roadway, and if they didn't get rid of the birds there could potentially be more injuries and more damage to vehicles.

Leafloor says a few years back, there would be times where up to 500 geese would be on the road.

(CJOB)

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