And strangely enough, unlike the humour in the other thread, I believe that these critters ARE considered a protected species at least for part of the year. Obviously the people making these rules never get out to this area. All these birds nee protection from around here is overpopulating.
One of the funniest sights I've seen in the last few years was a Michigan DNR truck hauling a trailer full of caged geese out of state. (Um guys, they have these things called WINGS!!! They can fly back...)