Record Amounts of Goose Droppings A Nuisance to New York Golfers

May 20, 2016
Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 10.26.27 AM.png

Forget bunkers, ponds and forced carries — golfers on Long Island are dealing with a different kind of hazard: goose droppings. Record quantities of goose droppings.

There are an estimated 200,000 geese in the area, and each one unloads more than a pound of droppings every day, according to CBS2.

“They are absent any natural predators,” CBS2 reports. “The result is that New York now has three times as many geese as it ought to.”

Golf courses on the South Shore of Long Island, which is on a busy migration route for Canada geese, have been particularly hard hit. (Geese like open spaces.) To combat the blitz, courses in the area are employing various tactics from dispatching dogs to chase off the geese to dipping newly hatched eggs in oil to humanely disrupt breeding to … high-tech drones?

Yep, according to CBS2, the Babylon Village Golf Course is planning to purchase a drone to herd the geese away the course and onto a lake. Hey, you gotta doo-doo, what you gotta doo-doo.