The Coyote

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Re: The Coyote

Postby bobr on Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:41 pm

Thank you, Doug.
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Re: The Coyote

Postby dougsears on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:49 am

http://www.synturf.org/forbiddenfields.html

To keep the ducks and gulls and geese off the poop-sensitive turf fields most contractors have their dogs chase the fowl, in the hope that the fowl would eventually give up coming to graze and poop on the grass that often borders the turf fields. And most signs affixed to the fences surrounding turf field complexes say 'No dogs allowed on the filed.'

In Somerville, Massachusetts, a pair of fake coyotes were installed in order to scare off the geese from the fake field. A few weeks later, the geese figured out the ruse and so the management of the ballpark installed a third coyotes and a person was commissioned to occasionally move the coyotes around in order to give the geese the impression that the coyotes are really real! The custodians at the park told SynTurf.org that they must clean the geese poop off the field quickly otherwise it discolors the turf. Well, it has not worked as imagined and the pictures below tell the story.

Maybe one day fake coyotes, wind- or solar-powered, of course, will come move about the turf field as if living, breathing animals, so that our children can wallow in crumb rubber and lifeless polygrass!
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Re: The Coyote

Postby bferrari on Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:24 pm

Whatever happened to that dog that was supposed to keep the Livingston fields clear of geese ?
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Re: The Coyote

Postby boo on Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:26 pm

it was put to sleep about 2 or 3 yrs ago because it bit someone (when Dave Cressman was still Town Manager)
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