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Geese roundup at Mill Creek Park

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Members from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are rounding up geese this morning to be euthanized at Mill Creek MetroParks. 

The crews began work at around 5 this morning at the Lily Pond and had worked there way to the Lake Glacier Boat House by 6:30. Park officials say they are mainly targeting the north end of the park. 

The geese are being euthanized using carbon dioxide gas as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Several park roads are closed during the round up, including Memorial Hill, East Glacier, Lily Pond, Robinson Hill, West Glacier Drive, and Falls Avenue. 

The roundup is being conducted as a result of an overpopulation of geese, which has been causing a nuisance for park-goers. The birds have reportedly caused damage to park property, and park officials have fielded many complaints about geese droppings throughout the park. 

Officials are unsure how many geese will be euthanized as a result of the roundup, but estimate there to be somewhere between 50 to 75. 
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