Idaho Falls spending thousands to get rid of Canadian Geese

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Falls City Council has approved spending $6,000 to remove Canada geese from the city's greenbelt.

The Post Register reports the council made an agreement Thursday with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services.

The deal calls for the geese to be moved to a wildlife management area more than 150 miles away.

A similar agreement was made in July for $3,000 to relocate geese.

But Parks and Recreation Director Greg Weitzel says that attempt was only about 25 percent successful.

This year's more aggressive effort includes finding nests and treating eggs so they become infertile.

Weitzel says the plan also calls for rounding up geese in June and July when they lose some of their wing feathers during molting season and are unable to fly.