Friendly people with an entertaining purpose
Goose Wrangler (Former Employee) – Vermillion, MN – August 6, 2017
On a usual day, I would wake up at 5am and head to work at 5:30. We would arrive at the headquarters, be given walkie talkies and load into trucks. We would then drive out to our requested spot, have a word with the owner, and set up the trap on their lawn. If the geese were in the water, we would have a few of our members hop into kayaks and try to drive the geese up on shore. Meanwhile, the rest of us would continue to work on setting up the trap. When we gave the 'all clear' to the boys in kayaks, they would then drive the geese into the trap while the rest of us stood outside the trap to make sure none of them escaped. Then the boys would get out of the kayaks and slowly walk the geese back into the net and cage and close the door. We would quickly undo the trap and one person would go into the netted cage to grab the geese and hand them to the others. One by one, we empty the geese of the cage and into crates on the truck. After all of them are in the crates, we take down the trap completely, and go find the owner for our payment for goose extraction. After the day is all done, we return to headquarters, and let the geese out of the crates into a bigger pen.
The only things I really learned from the job is for one, don't get in a goose's face because they hiss. I also learned the aspect of teamwork and how important communication can be.
Great people, free entertainment