Water activities have been canceled at a popular park in Crewe until ‘matters are resolved’ after four geese were found dead – including two sent for a bird flu test.
Yesterday (September 12), Queens Park Wildlife Volunteers discovered two dead Canada geese on the lake.
Prior to this, two Canadian geese were found dead within the grounds of the park and referred for bird flu testing by DEFRA (government department).
Another goose was seen in pain, described as ‘circling’ the lake by volunteers.
Two Canadian geese have been found dead in the grounds of the park and sent for a bird flu test (Ryan Parker).
Following this disturbing news, Queens Park has taken the decision to cancel fishing and pedal boat rentals on the lake.
Last night, the Friends of Queens Park volunteer group confirmed the news on social media.
A statement read: “Update on dead Canadian geese: DEFRA came today (September 12) and took the dead geese to be tested for avian flu (awaiting results).
“There are two other dead geese on the lake itself and the ANSA board is trying to get them removed.
Water activities have been canceled at Queens Park until “things are sorted out” (Ryan Parker).
“Looks like there’s another Canadian goose that’s not well on the lake going around in circles.
“I have informed RSPCA Today and am awaiting a call from them, hopefully they will come with a boat and sort this one out
“The Park Life Boats are now canceled and will not be open until things are resolved.
“Fishing on the lake is now canceled and will not open until this is resolved.
“Please let us know if anyone sees a bird in distress and I will contact those affected.
“Please don’t touch a dead or distressed bird until we know what’s going on.”
Today (September 13), Friends of Queens Park told Nub News they are awaiting a response from DEFRA – which will then be passed on to Cheshire East Council.
As a mark of respect for the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Music Sunday at the Park Life Café from this Sunday (September 18) has been rescheduled to Sunday October 23.
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