Parks Plan Could Solve Trolley Issue
STEALTHY COYOTE IN ANN MORRISON PARK LOOKS REAL, BUT IS ONLY AN ILLUSION
Boise Parks workers have come up with a plan that could solve the goose problem AND the trolley debate.
UNEMPLOYED BORDER COLLIE
At a February 2009 meeting, Boise’s Park Board voted to pursue a plan to use stray border collie dogs from the Humane Society, trained by prison inmates to chase the pooping geese out of the parks. The shelter had a candidate dog and the animal was adopted by a family anxious for a pet. The plan was never pursued according to a Parks spokesperson.
THIS EXPLAINS THE PROLIFERATION OF COYOTES
We started noticing coyotes at the Veterans Hospital grounds and at Plantation Golf Course along State Street. First glance it appeared there was a pack of the critters, but closer inspection revealed they were mere plywood cutouts. Reports indicate the silhouettes work well initially, but they need to be moved around to keep the adaptable geese guessing if they are real.
The “paper doll” coyotes cost less than training and feeding dogs and paying a handler–good economics in these tough budget times.
Now, if only Team Dave would take the hint and settle for a set of “paper doll” silhouettes of the Desire Named Street Car, we could probably balance the city budget which is out of kilter at present…