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May 23, 2010 in Outdoors
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Nelson, a 7-year-old border collie, shares the work of keeping a neat course with his owner, course superintendent Tim Ansett, at Manito Golf & Country Club. Nelson’s job is to keep geese and ducks from hanging around and fouling the greens and fairways.

Rich Landers photo

Border collies, such as Nelson, are loyal workers worth thousands of dollars after being trained for herding pesky wildlife off golf courses.

Christopher Anderson photo

A foursome on the third tee at Hangman Valley Golf Course tees off past some of the geese that create a mess along the water near the driving range and fairways.

Rich Landers photo

Nelson, a 7-year-old border collie, serves notice to ducks and geese that they’re not welcome on greens at Manito Golf & Country Club.

May 21, 2010 in Outdoors, Sports
Rich Landers photo

Tim Ansett, greens superintendent at Manito Golf & Country Club, heads ot to work with his 7-year-old border collie, Nelson. The dog earns his keep by herding messy waterfowl off the course.