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GOOSE-ATTACK1Nesting season has begun at Olander Park and with that encounters between geese and humans is increased. Nesting time is a very important time for all kinds of birds, instinct drives them to reproduce and raise their young, just like all animals do. The issue with geese, as with all animals including humans, is that they are driven to protect the area around their young.

Interactions between geese and people increase in the spring especially in parks and public areas. Most of the time these interactions are peaceful, but when fed by people geese lose their natural fear of people. This often leads to more goose attacks in the spring.