Foreign Birds Sullying National Monument Go Unpunished

08.10.10 Bucky Turco

When they’re not smashing into aircraft or causing other hazards, Canada geese are crapping all over national monuments like the Lincoln Memorial’s reflecting pool. But despite their large numbers, proximity to the airport, and unpatriotic droppings, the feds won’t be storming the National Mall and gassing them like was done in Prospect Park. A spokesperson for the National Parks Service explains: “We would never, ever do anything to harm or disrupt…the Canada Geese and the ducks.” |Ottawa Citizen|