Fun in the sun comes with rules

With another long weekend coming up, during a season in which tens of thousands of Ontario families and tourists are expected to visit Cobourg's beach

PETE FISHER / Northumberland Today Cobourg Waterfront staff are trying a new method of discouraging geese from congregating along lawns and public walkways in the area of the marina after receiving numerous complaints about goose droppings. Staff initially tried clapping two pieces of wood together to frighten the birds away, but it only worked on a temporary basis. They now have tried using a sculpture of an animal which resembles a coyote or wolf, which seems to be working. Another alternative to scare the geese is to use a noise cannon, but staff are hopeful the plastic predator will keep the geese away. Ironically, in other parts of town real coyotes have been preying on pets and other small animals.

Scare tactics

Cobourg Marina staff are trying to discourage geese from congregating on lawns and public walkways after several complaints from citizens.

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