Five months ago the country applauded Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who landed his plane in the Hudson River in New York City after hitting a flock of geese. Both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports have decided to be proactive to lessen their goose population.

Approximately 2,000 geese will be removed and then euthanized to benefit airport safety. JFK and LGA are both taking the hazard of flying birds very seriously. This time of year was chosen to deal with the problem as it is molting season for geese and they are unable to fly away.

The “Miracle on the Hudson” impressed and amazed us all as Capt. “Sully” gently landed his plane in the cold waters of the Hudson. We all remember the passengers standing on the wings waiting to be rescued before the plane sank. While some may still have trouble thinking that geese or birds could be a serious problem – one only has to point to this recent example to understand just how serious an issue they can be.

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Source: ABC News