The proposed extermination of nearly 170,000 geese in the state of New York set twitter immediately aflutter:


and New York is going to "eliminate" 170,000 Canada Geese. I hope they use snipers like The Galapagos used to eliminate their feral goats.less than a minute ago via web



@Drudge_Report amazing no mention of hunting or using any of those 170,000 geese to feed hungry people...no one think of that?less than a minute ago via web


Assonance is (nearly) always funny:

Could you have a goose loose aboot your hoose? Save the geese from the slaughterhouse - http://bit.ly/9ogI1dless than a minute ago via TweetDeck


We may be talking about a different breed:


I got 2 bottles of Goose. That's Geese.less than a minute ago via txt


Noted:

Does anyone else think a geese genocide is a bit absurd? http://tiny.cc/4ptqcless than a minute ago via web


Assorted, perhaps unrelated, complaints:

I think somebody on my street hit one of them damn geese! Feathers everywhere!less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



Durn geese, waddlin' and honkin' all over like they own this town.less than a minute ago via Echofon


What is this? The Birds?

I get worried when a huge pack of geese crosses the street. Especially when there is 1 goose leading and the rest are his entourage.less than a minute ago via txt


And finally, the logical connection:


Canada Geese...terrorists? http://nyti.ms/c05d5Nless than a minute ago via Echofon