Greensboro, N.C. - Talk about angry birds...Canada geese are attacking people in Greensboro. A viewer sent us video proof that it's happening.
It's the time of year when these birds are nesting. They can get very aggressive.
"They've been a real pest ever since we moved in about five years ago. When we moved in, there were twenty-two geese in this area. The road looked like a bunch of landmines ... just green spots everywhere," Winston-Salem resident Preston Corbett said.
Another Winston-Salem resident, Hope Calloway, said, "The geese are not afraid. They are afraid of dogs, but they are not afraid of children and they are not afraid of adults. They will fly over and grab you if you give them the opportunity."
Corbett got so sick of the geese, he bought a remote control boat. He uses the boat and his dog, Chase, to literally chase the geese away. It works for awhile, but they keep coming back.
Canada geese are protected by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. If it's lasted this long, it's probably not going anywhere any time soon.
If you want to permanently get rid of geese, there are options. The first step you need to do is visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website (https://epermits.fws.gov/eRCGR/geSI.aspx). You must register with the government to let officials know you'd like to destroy a nest. There are also companies you can hire to help you get rid of the geese as well -- after you register.
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