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Look out, dirty birds: Here comes the GoosInator

7:45 AM, Apr. 27, 2013
In this April 16, 2013 photo, a remote control device called the Goosinator chases Canada geese from a pond at Vilas Park in Madison, Wis. The
In this April 16, 2013 photo, a remote control device called the Goosinator chases Canada geese from a pond at Vilas Park in Madison, Wis. The "GoosInator," a $2,800 DayGlo orange drone of foam, plywood and plastic sent out to make a lasting impression on the city parks' goose population.
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Russ Hefty grabbed the 3-pound orange predator by its foam scruff, checked to make sure there was juice and that its paws were waxed, then sent it wide-eyed and whining into the wilds of Vilas Park.

Its job? To stalk, to haze, to harass.

Its quarry? The Canada goose, the bane of every open space in Madison, the deliverer of slip to soccer fields, the hogging, honking despoiler of lake-edge picnic grounds, and the biggest flying poop machine in local airspace. ...

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