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Grappling with Gaggles of Geese

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Non-migratory Canada Geese look just like their migratory counterparts.
Doug E. Fresh
Non-migratory Canada Geese look just like their migratory counterparts.

The Washington area isn't just a popular destination for human immigrants. All sorts of animals -- such as Canada geese -- find their way here, too. And when these animals refuse to migrate back home, they can wreak havoc on an ecosystem. Environment reporter Sabri Ben-Achour finds out why Canada geese like to settle in our region, and what people are doing about it.

[Music: "Lullaby of Birdland" by Esquivel from Cabaret Manana]

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