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Morning Start: Chinese police have geese squads

Your morning start for Thursday, April 15, 2021

Good morning to all! Happy Friday Eve. And if you can believe it, we’ve reached the halfway mark of April — only 15 more days to go until May.

Fun Fact of the day: Chinese police have geese squads

Several police stations located in rural areas of China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region have employed geese squads to help to ward off threats and guard their bureaus, according to a 2013 article by China Daily.

“Geese are highly vigilant, especially at night,” said Hong Gang, the director of the Dongwan police station. “They won’t stop honking until the threat has gone and if one sounds the alarm the rest will follow.”

At one point, the public security bureau in Shawan county had 20 geese in their fleet. The station encouraged 12 other rural locations to do the same.

“We used to keep them for their eggs and meat, but in June we were told to buy more of them and let them guard the station,” said Hong.

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That’s all for today. Everyone, have a great day!


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