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How to Catch a Canada Goose

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How to Catch Canada Geese - Canada Geese are a species of migratory bird that are native to North America. These are migratory birds and are especially fond of cool temperature climates of the particular region. In recent years, the number of Canada geese has increased to an extent that they have now become a common sight in urban neighborhoods and recreational areas. Their numbers have become so huge that they are now increasingly becoming obstructive to normal human life in urban areas. They are highly adaptive creatures and can adjust to any topography. You can find one easily on the country club golf course or in the parking lot.

Why should you want to catch one? Well, for starters they can be extremely noisy. Considering that there are so many of them around, you do not want them horning into your ears all the time. Secondly, Canada geese can be a source of damage and injury. A flock of Canada geese trying to cross the road in your neighborhood or a busy street can become a source of traffic accidents. Motorists can skid while trying to brake to allow the birds to pass. Canada geese, while they can co-exist alongside humans in their adopted habitats, have also been known to attack human beings when they feel intimidated or threatened. You would not want your child to be attacked by a large and fairly strong bird that it innocently tries to feed or pet. At times, Canada geese flying through the air can get caught in the propellers of an aircraft and cause it to crash. Sometimes, you may find an injured Canada goose around your area that might need rescuing.

Therefore, it becomes necessary for you to have a good strategy in place to capture the Canada goose without causing unnecessary harm to yourself or the goose. Remember that Canada geese are sensitive creatures and will definitely attack you if they sense you as a threat to them or their goslings. The first thing you need to do is to determine whether you really need to catch the goose to help it. A Canada goose trying to cross the road may simply be guided across the road or you may call the animal control department to handle it in the safest way. In another case, an injured Canada goose may simply be left alone if the injury or wound is an old one. The Canada goose can deal with it on its own. However, if the wound is fresh you may need to catch it and hand it over to the animal welfare department.

One humane way of catching a Canada goose is to approach it with a bed sheet or a large towel. To avoid being perceived as a threat and being attacked, you should approach the Canada goose by hiding your face behind the towel or sheet. If the Canada goose cannot see your face, it will not likely attack you. When you have gotten sufficiently close, simply drop the towel or sheet over the bird. When its view has been blocked, the bird becomes much more manageable. You can then carefully lift it up and transport it to the animal shelter.

If getting that close to a bird that might attack you is not your cup of tea, you can try another method. Take piece of strong wire and tie it in a loop. Attach the hem of a large bag or pillow cover around the loop. Next, attach the loop to a long pole or rod. Once you are sure that the Canada goose is stationary, you can extend the rod towards the still bird and cover the bird with the pillow case. If you think the bird will feel pain, do not attempt to flip the bird over in your makeshift trap.

Obviously, a less humane way of rendering the Canada goose incapable of attacking you as you try to catch it would be to use a taser from a distance. You can then easily transfer the bird to a safe place. Be careful whenever you approach the Canada goose and back off as soon as it gets ready to attack you. Before attacking you, the Canada goose will stand erect, flap its wings and make loud hissing sounds. These are warning signals you should pay close attention to.

You can use foods that they like to lure them to traps as well. Keep in mind when you are trying to capture a Canada Goose that you will want to use the most humane methods as well. The best choice would probably be to call an expert who will be able to manage the problem efficiently and humanly. Some states do not allow civilians to try to capture these birds, so it would be a good idea to make sure it is even legal in your area before attempting to capture one.

More in-detail how-to Canada Geese removal articles:
Information about Canada Goose trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a Canada Goose - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep Canada Geese away - prevention techniques.
Information about Canada Goose repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.

This site is intended to provide information about how to catch a Canada Goose, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a Canada Goose problem. This site provides many Canada Goose capture articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of Canada Goose removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with your nuisance Canada Goose. Click here to read more about how to get rid of Canada Geese.

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