Metro Detroit sends some problematic geese away

Communities in metro Detroit are shipping unwanted Canada geese around the state.

Last week, more than 450 geese were shipped to game areas in Midland and Saginaw counties. reports more than 250 of the waterfowl were trucked to Kawkawlin Creek Flooding State Wildlife Management Area on Sunday and more than 200 were offloaded at Crow Island State Game Area on June 9.

Barry Sova, a Michigan Department of Natural Resources wildlife technician in charge of Quanicassee and Crow Island state game areas, says the birds for the most part will stay in the general area. He says the program has been taking place for years.

Goose droppings and their aggressive behavior can be a problem in more populated areas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report