Poop problems have one Nebraska city urging people to avoid feeding geese

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Grand Island Public Works Department says feeding geese is fun, but it creates problems.

That’s why it’s urging people to avoid giving them treats in a new post on social media.

Officials say flocks get way too large when food is easy to find.

From there, it’s simple math.

“More birds leave more poop,” the department said.

But that isn’t Grand Island’s only concern.

Officials are also worried about the safety hazards all those extra geese create.

The birds can become overly aggressive and also tie up traffic while crossing roads.

Officials end the plea, saying, “Keep wildlife wild.”

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