Nearly 150 Canada geese have been removed and euthanized from a suburban Montgomery community after complaints about goose feces raised health concerns, officials said.
Tanya Espinosa, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture told WSFA-TV that the agency removed 148 geese from a residential community in Pike Road and “humanely euthanized them.”
The department’s Wildlife Services helps managed damage related to Canada geese. Espinosa said under Alabama law it was not possible to relocate the geese instead of euthanizing them.
A former Alabama community college student athlete has been charged with a felony crime in the baseball-bat beating of a duck.
Thomas “Landon” Grant, 19, is charged with aggravated animal cruelty. A warrant has been issued for a second suspect, and police investigators say additional arrests could be forthcoming.