George Barry loves spending his time on the green which is just steps away from his Maryville home.
"We're in the foot of the Smokies and we have a beautiful area," he said, sitting in a golf cart at the Royal Oaks Golf Course.
While he likes the scenery, there is one sight he does not like.
"They're all over the green, every single night," he described the 41 Canada geese that call Royal Oaks home.
"Because we had such a mild winter this past year, (the geese) didn't migrate like they normally do -- and they basically multiplied," Maurnice Richmond, the course's business manager said.
These ganders are a financial burden to the business. However, they cannot be moved because they are federally protected.
"They eat the (the grass)... the feces is a huge ordeal as well as the nesting and eating the greens," Richmond added.
On Monday, Richmond posted a Craigslist ad, asking people to take the fowl away, free of charge. She said TWRA told her that was illegal.
"In order to remove and capture geese, they need to be done by a government agency," said USDA district manager Keith Blanton. "Most geese that are captured in Tennessee, they are moved to a release site, but in some cases they have to be euthanized."
Richmond defended her idea.
"I just wanted to think outside the box and think of a more humane way to resolve the problem," she added, saying she could either pay $2,000 to have wildlife officials transport the birds, or live with them.
"Let's get rid of the geese, lets find a way to do it!" golfer George Barry said. He hoped to see less of these geese, and more of the traditional "birdie."
If you have questions about Canada geese, damaging property- contact the USDA Knoxville office at (865) 588-0299.