Skip to main navigation Skip to section navigation Skip to main content
MRH Logo
Show search

Middle School News

March 8, 2019

Share:

Geese Love the MRH Athletic Field, but They Hate Coyotes

Fake coyotes will be used to chase geese off of MRH's athletic field.Coyotes have been spotted at MRH High School; good thing they aren't real. Let's explain.

It seems our beautiful athletic field is a popular gathering spot for geese. Geese, being geese, do what geese do... which is to leave a mess all over the grass. We'd rather they leave their messes elsewhere, so the MRH Buildings & Grounds division purchased a pair of rubber and faux-fur coyotes, each with menacing looks on their faces and life-like features. 

"In our research, this was the most environmentally friendly option for dealing with the geese," says B&G director Amber Silver. "This is the District's first try at keeping the geese away, so we don't know how successful the decoys will be."

Geese making a mess on the MRH athletic field.The artificial predators will be relocated every once in a while for maximum effect.

So, if you're driving or walking past the athletic field and you do a double-take because you thought you just saw a coyote, you're not seeing things. You're just not seeing a REAL coyote.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.