Ministry probes bagged geese mystery
CARDINAL Questions continue to fly concerning what happened to a large number of Canada geese found stuffed into a pair of garbage bags here earlier this week.
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As initially reported by QMI Agency on Thursday, two large bags of rotting geese were reported to the Ministry of Natural Resources by village resident Mark Murray after having allegedly been left near a local park for several days.
The case has been turned over to Environment Canada’s wildlife enforcement division, which handles incidents involving migratory birds. Officials with the division confirmed Friday that an investigation has been launched and an officer has been in contact with Murray regarding the incident.
has been assigned to an officer, and we’ve had the officer working on this for the past couple days, spokesman Martin Thabault said. trying to gather as much information as we can, and it is ongoing. said officers have been to Cardinal and have as much information as we could. Deeming the case unusual per se, he said there was an open season on Canada geese in the Cardinal area from September 8 to 18, with the regular migratory bird hunting season to begin today (Saturday).
He said the incident is the type of occurrence the division does see on occasion at this time of year.
happens once in a while, he said. some people are not always clean when it comes to birds that have been harvested, and it’s not uncommon to find bird carcasses. he declined to get into spec replica watches uk ifics, citing the need to protect the integrity of the investigation, Thabault said Environment Canada is not discounting the possibi replica watches uk lity that the birds were hunted.
are not ruling out the possibility that they’ve been hunted, he said. certainly something that we would like to establish, and all I can say is that there was a hunting season for these birds from September 8th to the 18th and it happens once in a while that birds are left behind. Sometimes hunters will take the meat and leave the carcasses behind, and it not uncommon for it to happen. estimated there were at least 20 dead Canada geese in each of the two bags he looked at on M replica watches uk onday. The bags were found on Dishaw Street, in an area near the community pool. Various estimates have placed the time the bags sat there at anywhere from three to four days.