The northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is home to an array of dangerous wild animals such as wolves, bears and boars. But this is not what is fueling fear over public safety in the town of Mori.
The recently-elected Mayor, Stefano Barozzi, is instead waging war against what he says are “aggressive” geese, issuing an order to have them “captured and removed.”
In recent months, the animals have allegedly been engaging in all sorts of wrongdoing such as wandering into private and public property, to such an extent that they are now seen as a threat to public safety.
Their presence has reportedly “heightened the sense of insecurity” among residents, with many making complaints to the police.