Forty geese shot in cull

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FORTY geese were shot during a week-long cull in St Ouen’s Bay, it has been confirmed.

Birds can be a threat to low-flying aircraft

The JEP has previously reported that a flock of 400 geese was posing a threat to the safety of low-flying aircraft and the ecology of the area.

The work was carried out by a UK pest control company under contract to Ports of Jersey.

No other species of birds were shot during the cull.

A previous attempt to control the population by egg addling – ensuring that a fertilised egg does not hatch – failed.

Over the years a number of aircraft have crashed after hitting geese.


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