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Canada uses drones to drive away geese

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Canada's capital has ordered drone strikes to rid a popular Ottawa beach of pesky geese that dirty the waters with fecal matter, demonstrating on Wednesday how it works. 

A drone hovers over Petrie Island park in Ottawa, Canada during a demonstration flight on August 21, 2013. Canada's capital has ordered drone strikes to rid a popular Ottawa beach of pesky geese that dirty the waters with fecal matter.

The hexacopter -- a 26-inch-wide remote-controlled hobby aircraft that was adapted by its owner for pest control -- takes off every morning at dawn and chases away the waterfowl sullying the Ottawa River near Petrie Island park on the city's east side.

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