CA will buy border collie to chase geese away


The geese had better get gone.

Come March, the Columbia Association (CA) plans to be the proud owner of a border collie, a plan approved recently by the Columbia Council, CA's governing body.

CA intends to unleash the border collie on a flock of geese that often leave droppings on the banks of Lake Kittamaqundi near outdoor restaurants. CA now spends $20,000 a year in labor to clean up after the geese, said Fred Pryor, manager of open space at CA.

He said the purchase and one year of dog care will cost $16,606.

Last month, the Columbia Council expressed concerns over CA's plan to kennel the dog at a golf course. Council members wanted CA to make the dog a pet.

Pryor said the dog will be kept by CA employee Mel Cardenas, who lives in Columbia.

Police log

Harper's Choice: 5700 block of Harpers Farm Road: Someone took a stereo and videocassette recorder between 8 a.m. Tuesday and 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday after entering a residence through an unlocked door.

Wilde Lake: 4900 block of Snowy Reach: Someone removed a screen to a side window and placed a stepladder under it between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, but no entry was made.

Dorsey's Search: 4900 block of Columbia Road: A gray 1982 Porsche 924, Maryland tags LANGE W, was stolen between 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Town Center: 10200 block of Wincopin Circle: Someone attempted to steal a silver 1993 Lincoln Marquis between 5: 15 p.m. and 5: 30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pub Date: 8/16/96

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