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At California Golf Course, Blow Off Steam Over Missed Birdie By Shooting One

Shooting a birdie, that is. Not by shooting a putt. I don’t know how that would even be possible. Weird.

While the neighbors living nearby are all in a tizzy over the controversial decision, the Turlock Golf & Country Club are determined to go ahead with a plan to allow hunters onto the property to temporarily hunt the over 600 Canadian Geese mucking up the joint by leaving their mark on the course by crapping all over it. The report doesn’t indicate whether or not the hunters will be stalking their prey while golfers are on the course, but you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette, as the saying goes.

Michael Blevins, the club’s general manager, insists that they have done everything they can to attempt to deal peacefully with the pesky geese, including placing fake alligators and foxes on the course and trying to scare them off by using dogs and remote control boats.

Still, many of the area’s residents are dead-set against dealing with the indiscriminate poopers with such extreme, deadly force, including one Kym Lamarre:

“It’s idiocy. “This is a civilized society and we don’t go to killing before we do other efforts first.”

Oh, Kym. Kym, Kym, Kym. Who’s the one who sounds naive now? Not me, that’s for sure. As a golfer myself who has had to deal with ginormous piles of Canadian geese dung while hacking my way around a golf course on repeated occasions, I say eliminate them by any means necessary. They are simply put, a defecating menace. Although I am somewhat shocked that these particular geese have been so resistant to the efforts to get them to take off and find someplace else to poop like crazy. Canadians are usually so friendly and accommodating. I guess the times, they are a-changin’.

Golf course allows goose hunting, outrages neighbors [azcentral]