Dozens of goose eggs collected as nesting geese cause traffic troubles in Dieppe

Nearly 80 goose eggs have been collected from nests within the Dieppe traffic circle in an effort to control the growing population of nesting pairs of Canada geese.

Dozens of geese are struck and killed every year, or cause collisions by wandering out onto the road.

Officials say four geese have been struck by vehicles in Dieppe so far this year.

The eggs have been placed on ice to stop their growth, which ecologists say is the most humane method of population control.

They'll be given to the New Brunswick Museum for scientific research.

With files from CTV Atlantic