Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has today made a suggestion to save ratepayers’ funds – and look after the geese at Oxenford: stop feeding them bread. “Bread is bad for them… it can actually kill them so the simple solution is – stop feeding them bread.
We did the same with some black swans at Robina and their numbers settled down again. Bread makes the geese fat, makes them lazy and sees them breed more as they know there is an abundance of food. So, to save ratepayers’ funds in any relocation costs, I have a simple solution – get them off the carbs.”
The Mayor said he would contact the relevant Council directorate to seek their advice on how to best deal with the issue. There have been calls to relocated the Geese in the Oxenford area to an agricultural farm in the Logan district.