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Fewer Canada geese reported at Arkansas park

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - North Little Rock officials say there aren't as many Canada geese camping out at one its parks since a couple of dogs began patrolling the area.

City Parks and Recreation Director Bob Rhoads told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/y7UkyF) Friday daily use of the dogs at Burns Park ended Wednesday, but the dogs will return once or twice a week as part of a maintenance effort to discourage the geese from coming back.

Officials became concerned about the birds after they took up residence and their waste began damaging the park's lake and golf courses. It was decided that a controlled hunt would be held to thin the bird's population, but local residents and animal rights activists protested the move.

After negotiations, officials brought in dogs to scare the geese away.

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