- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Cedar Rapids parks workers are using a powerful laser pointer to scare geese away from the riverfront amphitheater downtown after a previous strategy failed.

KCRG-TV (https://bit.ly/1nKR5lC ) reports that that the geese have been making a mess at the McGrath Amphitheatre along the Cedar River and keep returning to the area after being chased off by a remote control device.

The device also wasn’t getting the job done because it often ran into nearby obstacles at it scooted along the ground and made noise.

Cedar Rapids parks superintendent Daniel Gibbins says that at dawn, dusk or in cloudy conditions, the geese scatter when they see the laser beam, which they interpret as a predator approaching. The laser beam can project up to 5,000 feet.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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