How to discourage geese from pooping on the Plaza

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s most-photographed fountain has been less ‘picturesque’ lately because of what the geese are leaving behind.

The J.C. Nichols fountain has seen so much goose poop lately that the city has decided to try a new method to keep them away.

Beginning Wednesday, workers will spray a special repellent on the grass to give it a bitter taste that the geese won’t like.

“As you can see, they the pull on the shoots of new grass and everything out of the turf; and kind of leaves an ultra violet marker on the grass that people can’t see but geese can and kind of gives them a warning to stay away from that area because the food isn’t good for them,” said Forest Decker, Superintendent of KCMO Parks and Rec.

The new repellent is not toxic to dogs or people. If it works well at the Plaza, the city will try it elsewhere.

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