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Goose 'leavings' close Beaverfork swim area for weekend

Posted: May 23, 2014 - 11:57am
A goose. LOG CABIN FILE PHOTO
A goose. LOG CABIN FILE PHOTO

The Beaverfork Lake swimming area will be closed for the Memorial Day weekend.

The swimming area was closed last week after a state health department water test came back positive for E. coli. City officials say that the E. coli is coming from geese and ducks that congregate around the beach and park.

A test on Monday again showed unsafe levels of E. coli, then a test on Tuesday showed the water to be safe for swimming. Two consecutive days of “safe” tests are needed to open the swimming area. 

City chief of staff Jack Bell said that a health department worker who was testing the water suggested that the city “hire” a border collie. It seems that border collies are an accepted goose control animal. 

The Beaverfork Lake park will be open through the weekend. 

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lancejgosnell
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lancejgosnell 05/23/14 - 12:15 pm
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What will the reason be when

What will the reason be when e.coli returns next time?

First, it was the public restrooms, now Geese dropping. hmm.. sounds like the city needs to break down and build a public water park... jobs are in need in this town.

(I am being sarcastic.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/23/14 - 01:12 pm
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the pic

That's a duck from the thing-on-its-neck story from last year.

I can tell because it's got a thing on its neck

Joe Lamb
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Joe Lamb 05/23/14 - 03:13 pm
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Yes. His name is Bruce.

Yes. His name is Bruce.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/23/14 - 03:24 pm
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Ah

"Bruce With the Thing On Its Neck" was what granny used to sing to us when getting us to go to sleep.

She liked to sing it while waving a gun around.

I'm told that's unusual.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 05/23/14 - 03:25 pm
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so

is the LCD implicating Bruce in the great poop escapades?

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 05/23/14 - 03:31 pm
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That was the second line of the song

"Bruce with the thing around its neck
Used to fill the lake with his drek
He would squawk and holler
Drop out a dollar
Flap his wings and then walk away"

The second verse was about how some ethnic group was ruining everything.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 05/23/14 - 10:10 pm
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Hmm

Revenge is a dish best served by pooping where you think people will be swimming.

Joe Lamb
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Joe Lamb 05/23/14 - 03:28 pm
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Yes.

Yes.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 05/23/14 - 10:09 pm
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Hmm

At least it was humans this time. There's always something nasty in Lake Beaverfunk.

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