Border Collies Protect Scientsts' Research From Geese
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Throw me a bone. - that was essentially the message from some frustrated scientists in Canada. They work at an experimental research farm, testing crops like corn and barley. And recently, packs of Canadian geese had been swooping in and destroying the crops. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: The waterfowl were misidentified. They are Canada geese.]
Who you gonna call? The Geese Busters - Jamie and Bella. They're two border collies. The dogs were hired to chase away the geese, and it's been working. The cost for the canine services - 44,000 bucks a year.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.
Correction May 21, 2013
The audio of this story, as did a previous Web introduction, incorrectly calls Canada geese Canadian geese.