PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP - Animal advocates in Pequannock have convinced the town council to let them search for eggs laid by Canada Geese and oil them. The process keeps them from hatching.

They argue that this process called "addling," is a much more humane way to control the goose population, instead of shooting them as others have proposed.

Jill Heck, of Animal Dignity Organization of Pequannock Township, says animal advocates realize that Canada Geese are a nuisance in town, as their droppings pollute Woodland Lake where kids swim in the summer.

Another way to keep the geese away is to use a strobe light that acts like the eyes of a predator, according to Heck.