Geese to blame

Geese to blame

Geese to blame

First published in Letters by

APART from the well-run café and the excellent children’s play area, Rowntree Park appears to have now been abandoned and surrendered to the hordes of Canadian geese, denying pleasure to the public of this once-beautiful place.

The park is a disgrace, unhealthy, filthy and stinks. The paths and grassed areas are covered in goose excrement making them no-go areas; it is impossible to walk anywhere without treading in the filth left by these dirty creatures.

Surely the time has come for those responsible for the park to take some action and return it to what is used to be – a pleasant clean, well-kept public amenity where families could walk, play and picnic without risk of contamination.

Better still, let the minority group who encourage this appalling state of affairs go to the park and clean up the mess left by these horrible misplaced creatures. that should be removed to perhaps Clifton Ings, where they can defecate without causing a nuisance or distress to anyone.

Gerald Atkinson, The Village, Stockton on the Forest.

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10:14am Thu 21 Aug 14

Thecynic says...

The Geese are probably saying the same thing about Humans, who drop litter, discard rubbish, leave empty beer cans, urinate and vomit all over the place.
The Geese are probably saying the same thing about Humans, who drop litter, discard rubbish, leave empty beer cans, urinate and vomit all over the place. Thecynic
  • Score: 5

12:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

"Better still, let the minority group who encourage this appalling state of affairs go to the park and clean up the mess left by these horrible misplaced creatures"
That's no way to talk about human beings. Shame on you.
"Better still, let the minority group who encourage this appalling state of affairs go to the park and clean up the mess left by these horrible misplaced creatures" That's no way to talk about human beings. Shame on you. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 5

1:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 4

1:38pm Thu 21 Aug 14

wildthing666 says...

My dog would chase them given the slightest chance, they don't come round now.
My dog would chase them given the slightest chance, they don't come round now. wildthing666
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Thu 21 Aug 14

roadwars says...

wildthing666 wrote:
My dog would chase them given the slightest chance, they don't come round now.
Ah, dogs, another invasive species... " it is impossible to walk anywhere without treading in the filth left by these dirty creatures"...
[quote][p][bold]wildthing666[/bold] wrote: My dog would chase them given the slightest chance, they don't come round now.[/p][/quote]Ah, dogs, another invasive species... " it is impossible to walk anywhere without treading in the filth left by these dirty creatures"... roadwars
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Thu 21 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -23

7:55pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 27

8:39pm Thu 21 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -23

9:19pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Mr Anderson says...

I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese. Mr Anderson
  • Score: 16

9:40pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
Translated.
"I can't think of a reply to your comment".
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards[/p][/quote]Translated. "I can't think of a reply to your comment". Pinza-C55
  • Score: 57

10:06pm Thu 21 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
Translated.
"I can't think of a reply to your comment".
It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards[/p][/quote]Translated. "I can't think of a reply to your comment".[/p][/quote]It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -42

10:28pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
Translated.
"I can't think of a reply to your comment".
It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.
My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards[/p][/quote]Translated. "I can't think of a reply to your comment".[/p][/quote]It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.[/p][/quote]My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 42

11:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
Translated.
"I can't think of a reply to your comment".
It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.
My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you.
Yes your right I can't think of anything to say to that gem of a comment
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards[/p][/quote]Translated. "I can't think of a reply to your comment".[/p][/quote]It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.[/p][/quote]My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you.[/p][/quote]Yes your right I can't think of anything to say to that gem of a comment notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -33

8:40am Fri 22 Aug 14

fixedfanatic says...

Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park? fixedfanatic
  • Score: -14

10:16am Fri 22 Aug 14

Yeller Belly says...

The geese have jumped the shark.
The geese have jumped the shark. Yeller Belly
  • Score: 1

11:09am Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Buzzz Light-year wrote:
Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc.
I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank.

Well over the top letter!
Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.
I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.
Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.
That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards
Translated.
"I can't think of a reply to your comment".
It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.
My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you.
Yes your right I can't think of anything to say to that gem of a comment
Good. I like to help people out when I can.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Abandoned, surrendered to the hordes of filthy disease ridden geese, no-go area, contamination, stink, etc etc etc. I heard there's also a few living dead shuffling around there looking for tasty brains to eat. Let's hope they don't escape and invade South Bank. Well over the top letter! Not at all a no-go area, the park has been home to countless people of all ages enjoying it all summer.[/p][/quote]I can't believe the comments regarding this letter, the writer is correct in what he is saying, I went to this park during the hot spell we were having, I took my daughter and grandson, I was shocked by all the crap on the paths and grassed areas, it's not as though these birds deposit small amounts, some of the piles would do credit to a small dog!!, it's the same on the paved areas near the red boat moorings as well, time for a cull, no doubt the AR brigade or protect the country side will be up in arms at that statement.[/p][/quote]Why don't you take a knife and show your kids how to kill a goose ? They might need to know this in future.[/p][/quote]That's a bit of a stupid comment even by your standards[/p][/quote]Translated. "I can't think of a reply to your comment".[/p][/quote]It's not worth a comment, if you had any real intellect then it would be worth it to try and put a point of view over to you, sadly it appears that the only ability you have is to make a crass comment.[/p][/quote]My point is that if you think the geese should be slaughtered (or to use that lovely euphemism "culled" ) you should man up and do it yourself and not expect other people to do it for you.[/p][/quote]Yes your right I can't think of anything to say to that gem of a comment[/p][/quote]Good. I like to help people out when I can. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -1

11:13am Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
[quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 9

2:05pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park? notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -23

2:37pm Fri 22 Aug 14

york central says...

Another out of town dweller telling us what to do.
Apart from that. The world is being ruined by humans.... lets have a cull.
Another out of town dweller telling us what to do. Apart from that. The world is being ruined by humans.... lets have a cull. york central
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 2

4:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Mr Anderson says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Thank you. That is precisely my point, and it obviously needs spelling out to some people. It amazes me that some people are so thick! If people keep feeding the geese loads of bread, which is not natural to their digestive system then they produce more waste as their body rejects what is not needed. I say again, if they were left to forage naturally they would produce less waste and would not come flocking in to where they know humans are, with bread for them!
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Thank you. That is precisely my point, and it obviously needs spelling out to some people. It amazes me that some people are so thick! If people keep feeding the geese loads of bread, which is not natural to their digestive system then they produce more waste as their body rejects what is not needed. I say again, if they were left to forage naturally they would produce less waste and would not come flocking in to where they know humans are, with bread for them! Mr Anderson
  • Score: 5

4:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Dave Ruddock says...

beside variouse people bickering that I think never use the park let alone know what a goose is. WHOEVER runs the park and the council for the geese problem in general in York do something.. Ho I forgot the council dont have park attendants now. Best contact the RSPB .
beside variouse people bickering that I think never use the park let alone know what a goose is. WHOEVER runs the park and the council for the geese problem in general in York do something.. Ho I forgot the council dont have park attendants now. Best contact the RSPB . Dave Ruddock
  • Score: 1

4:45pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -27

5:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them.
I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of.
"simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes"
Think nothing of it.
My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them. I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of. "simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes" Think nothing of it. My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them.
I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of.
"simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes"
Think nothing of it.
My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.
I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them. I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of. "simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes" Think nothing of it. My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh. notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -25

5:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them.
I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of.
"simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes"
Think nothing of it.
My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.
I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.
Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle.
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them. I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of. "simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes" Think nothing of it. My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.[/p][/quote]Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -1

6:43pm Fri 22 Aug 14

notpedallingpaul says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them.
I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of.
"simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes"
Think nothing of it.
My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.
I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.
Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle.
Well at least we can both laugh about it even though we sit on different sides of the fence, I have to go now my mam's calling me in for tea!
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them. I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of. "simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes" Think nothing of it. My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.[/p][/quote]Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle.[/p][/quote]Well at least we can both laugh about it even though we sit on different sides of the fence, I have to go now my mam's calling me in for tea! notpedallingpaul
  • Score: -22

7:00pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Pinza-C55 says...

notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
notpedallingpaul wrote:
Pinza-C55 wrote:
fixedfanatic wrote:
Mr Anderson wrote:
I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.
How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?
I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.
Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?
"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?"
You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable.
Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward.
The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.
So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.
If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them.
I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of.
"simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes"
Think nothing of it.
My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.
I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.
Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle.
Well at least we can both laugh about it even though we sit on different sides of the fence, I have to go now my mam's calling me in for tea!
I'm for a pint but I need to take a tin of Raid because there are flies in the pub 8-)
[quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpedallingpaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fixedfanatic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Anderson[/bold] wrote: I find it unbelievable that everyone is flatly blaming the geese! The problem is due to parents/ grandparents etc taking the kids down to the park and feeding the geese bags of bread, just to keep their little ones entertained whilst totally ignoring the signs telling them not to do it and why. If the geese were left to forage naturally they would not arrive in such great numbers or produce as much waste. Persecute the parents, not the geese.[/p][/quote]How can you not blame the geese? they would still crap everywhere even if they were not fed bread. The writer of the letter is correct, this park is ruined by all the goose crap everywhere and something should be done about it. It's one of York's most central & largest green spaces yet its unusable, you cannot relax on the grass for fear of sitting in something, you cannot play ball games for fear of falling in something. The council should round up these winged vermin and drown the lot of them, maybe then we can reclaim our park?[/p][/quote]I hope Mr Anderson doesn't mind me answering on his behalf but I think his point is that if people stopped feeding the geese in the park there would be no reason for the geese to go there. Therefore people are the cause of the problem.[/p][/quote]Can it be proven that humans are the cause of the geese being attracted to the park? Geese often congregate on the school field adjacent my house, but I don't see anyone rushing to feed them, isn't just a natural attraction of the park?[/p][/quote]"isn't just a natural attraction of the park?" You see this kind of lateral thinking is what makes your posts so valuable. Here was I thinking the geese go there for food when clearly they go there to catch a few rays, play on the swings and amuse the people for no reward. The next thing you know they'll be sitting on a bench doing the Times crossword.[/p][/quote]So I take it from your way of thinking, along with your new friend Mr Anderson, it is solely the fault of humans that the geese sh1t, surlely the only answer is to ban all humans from the park and then the geese will forage naturally and won't sh1t all over the place, simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes, it's amazing how some people can help others, thank you again.[/p][/quote]If I was in charge of the park I would have a warden there and part of his/her duties would be to discourage people from feeding the geese and to have an enhanced cleaning regime to reduce the amount of poop lying around. If necessary make it an offence to feed them. I could also have a notice warning them to look out for goose poop, seagull poop dropping from the sky, bees and wasps, and a thousand other natural hazards they weren't aware of. "simple really, fantastic, thank you for opening my eyes" Think nothing of it. My reward is in knowing that the next time you start talking goose poop, you will be better informed.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you would make a fine upstanding park warden in your own right, uniform neatly pressed, shirt and tie and polished boots, a bit like Capt. Mainwaring, I can just picture you shouting at some oik feeding the geese, happy days eh.[/p][/quote]Sounds fun! You could be Warden Hodges running around shouting "get those geese out!" or taking potshots at them with your air rifle.[/p][/quote]Well at least we can both laugh about it even though we sit on different sides of the fence, I have to go now my mam's calling me in for tea![/p][/quote]I'm for a pint but I need to take a tin of Raid because there are flies in the pub 8-) Pinza-C55
  • Score: -3

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