LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Floyd Lamb Park in Tule Springs is described as an escape from the typical Las Vegas atmosphere with its sweeping views and varied wildlife.
Recently, the city of Las Vegas installed devices known as “Goose Busters” in the park’s trees to deter geese from hanging out in the more populated areas of the park.
According to the city, the hope of this device is that it will safely direct these animals from the grassy areas of the park to the pond.
Limiting the number of geese around picnic areas, thereby decreasing the number of droppings encountered by people and “decreasing exposure to zoonotic diseases”.
However, locals who spoke with 8 News Now believe this deterrent will do more harm than good.
“I feel like with this whole ‘Goose Buster’ thing, it’s starting to take away one of the best things about the park, which are the animals,” one resident shared.
With May being the best hatching season, local Jovany Leal-Gutierrez says he worries about the goslings.
“From what I’ve been told, we don’t want to separate newborns from their parents,” Leal-Gutierrez shares. “We don’t want to mess with the ecosystem,” he added.
So far, these “Goose Buster” devices have not been turned on, and the city hasn’t said when it might start using them, but says “wildlife is a key part of what returns Floyd Lamb Park to Tule Springs”. a truly special outdoor space in the city of Las Vegas”, and that “there are no plans to change that”.