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Border Patrol

Trained border collies chasing geese

They arrive in droves; can be bothersome, even aggressive, at times; and invariably leave behind a huge mess. More than 600 Canada geese “enroll” at UB each spring. Now, a group of specially trained border collies, like Bogey (above), is making regular visits to UB to greet these unofficial guests. Using PETA-approved methods, the wildlife management company that employs the canine commandos allows the dogs to chase—but never touch—the birds, always under the close watch of a handler. The goal is to drive them away from the people-populated places. The folks who use the sidewalks every day, as well as those who clean them, appreciate it.