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Geese find luxurious living among the urbanites.

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There’s nothing subtle about snow geese.

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Silhoutted by wintery sunset, Canadas return to a marsh at Fountain Grove Conservation Area after feeding in nearby cornfields.

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Photo of Canada geese crowding on grassy area

Canada Geese Flock

Once close to extinction, Canada geese have made an amazing recovery. They can be so numerous they cause problems from overgrazing, abundant droppings, collisions with aircraft, destruction of newly sprouted crops, and more.

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Canada Goose

Male Canada geese make a long, loud "a-honk!", while the females make a faster, higher-pitched "hink!" Goslings make a wheezy "wheep, wheep, wheep."

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Canada Goose Control

Learn to control nuisance Canada geese in your Missouri community or on private property.

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Photo of Canada geese pair with nest and goslings

Canada Goose Nest

Canada geese form pairs in their second year of life and stay together for life (if one is killed, the other may find another mate). Usually 3–8 eggs are laid; adults lose their flight feathers during incubation and cannot fly for nearly a month.

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Canada Goose Swimming

Canada geese are recognizable by their brownish bodies, black necks and heads, and a distinctive broad white patch that runs beneath their heads from ear to ear. During migration, they fly in chevrons (V-shaped groups).

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Canada Goose Young

Upon hatching, Canada geese young are clothed in yellow down feathers and can walk and swim within a few days. The goslings stay with their parents all the time and do not leave them until after the spring migration. Canada geese can live to be 30 years old.

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