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U District dog defender gets the geese

Photo by Patrick Riley of The Daily.

If you’ve been on the UW Seattle campus in recent years, you’ve probably noticed the geese. They’ve taken a liking to our fair campus and have made themselves right at home. Unfortunately, they leave lots of droppings in their wake.

The Daily has a great story about Tom Finnelly and his dog Jerry. The short-haired pointer loves chasing geese and has proved to be much better at scaring them away than the variety of methods previously used, including scarecrows and grape juice extract. A casual conversation with outgoing UW President Mark Emmert led to Tom and Jerry becoming goose patrol superstars.

Via U District Daily. Photo by Patrick Riley, The Daily.

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4 Responses to “U District dog defender gets the geese”

  1. Fill Nite wrote:
    August 28, 2010

    I like this, very user friendly. Mr. Locker seems like a fine kid. He’s not a football savior. He’s played 3 years, yet to have a winning season. But good luck to him.

    • Derek Belt wrote:
      August 31, 2010

      Thanks for the compliment! Yes, Jake has a lot to prove this year and we are all hoping for the best. Should be a fun season, though, and that’s been missing for some time now.

  2. Flyndog wrote:
    January 22, 2011

    It seems like the best idea to have a dog chasing the geese away.
    And it also helps the dog get a lot of exercise and keeps him in
    good shape.

    • Derek Belt wrote:
      February 14, 2011

      Thanks for the comment. I haven’t seen the dogs out there yet, but I’m dying to catch them in action. Geese are an issue everywhere it seems. Colleges, parks, golf courses, lakes, you name it. This is a healthy way to get them out of the way, and you’re right it’s great for the dogs, too!

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