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Stevens Point officials turn to cardboard dogs for solving geese problem

STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - Apparently, geese can't tell the difference between cardboard dogs and the real thing.

Stevens Point city officials are trying to keep geese off the grassy area in some locations. When the 3 black cutouts are erected, those geese usually try to stay 40 to 50 yards away.

The cutouts cost about $20 each. The city says it is going to make more of the cutouts, while also putting reflective kites up in the limbs of trees.

Other strategies tried in the past include asking people going to the park to use toy “clappers” to make a sound which would scare geese away.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)