Group to hold vigil for geese chased from SLED lab

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An animal rights group plans a vigil at the State Law Enforcement Division headquarters after the agency destroyed a goose nest with eggs inside.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry told The State newspaper that the geese were hissing, biting and flying at people trying to enter the agency's lab.

The geese made a nest in a flower bed by the laboratory. SLED got permission to remove the nest and destroy the eggs about a week after the birds arrived.

Deloris Mungo wondered if SLED couldn't have found a better solution. She says the geese weren't dangerous to agents who carry guns and fight crimes.

The South Carolina Animal Welfare Advocacy group plans a memorial service for the eggs at the site of the former nest at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

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