Hundreds of geese euthanized near NYC airports

(AP) - Officials say hundreds of geese located near NewYork City airports have been euthanized in the past several weeks.A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department

NEW YORK - (AP) - Officials say hundreds of geese located near NewYork City airports have been euthanized in the past several weeks.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's WildlifeServices, Carol Bannerman, says the department was asked to removeCanada geese from more than a dozen locations within seven miles ofcity airports.

Bannerman says nearly 400 geese were corralled at Prospect Parkin Brooklyn on Thursday and euthanized using carbon dioxide. Shesays the geese are removed because they are a risk to planes.

In January, 2009, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safelyglided a US Airways jet into the Hudson River after its enginesfailed when the plane struck a flock of geese.

Bannerman says approximately 1,200 geese were removed lastsummer and the department planned to remove about the same numberthis year.

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