New York City plans to trap and kill as many as 2,000 Canada geese this summer in an attempt to avoid the type of collision that caused an airliner to ditch in the Hudson River.
The hunt will take place on dozens of city properties within five miles of Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
Aviation officials have culled bird flocks on airport property for years, but this will mark a major expansion of the effort into other parts of the city.
The roundup is being timed with the molting season, when the geese can't fly. It is scheduled to begin within a week. The birds will be gassed.
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