Canadian goose poop in NJ, EVERYWHERE!
I hate it, I live in New Jersey and it's almost impossible to take my dog anywhere that is nice to run off leash without being littered with goose poop. I walk in it, Capone eats it. No matter how distracted I get him, the poop wins! I live where I can be in city area parks or the sticks in a relatively short car ride, and it doesn't matter, they have taken over everywhere that was once nice. The vet says he's never seen a case of anything negative happening from ingestion, but that's not my worry. I just want him to run, play, fetch, swim in the water off leash everyday. But the poop always takes over, I can't stop him. A number of other people have the same problem. When I hike trails where the geese haven't taken over, they are so tick filled, it's impossible to enjoy a hike without doing a tick check every five minutes on myself and my dog. I kid you not, the last time I did some mountain hiking, there were literally anywhere from 10 to 15 ticks making their way up my dogs feet, after checking every 5 to 10 minutes. He is on frontline, and I have tried others, the ticks are relentless this year especially. He has already had a sister disease to lyme disease (that vaccines can't prevent) and luckily won the battle against it, so I'm always nervous about the ticks. I really don't have any questions, just wanted to rant on how frustrated I am at not being able to let him be a dog and run and jump and enjoy a swim because of these things. Anyone else having these problems?