Residents have been angered by gun shots heard near Leeds Bradford Airport.
Around 20 shots are believed to have been fired on Wednesday morning at around 6.45am, less than a year after a cull of 10 Canada Geese at Yeadon Tarn sparked fury in the area.
Yeadon resident Julie Wilson, 49, said: “They [LBA] must have shot about 20 of them – we just heard the shots, there was absolutely loads of going off.”
Since the first cull, airport representatives have met with campaigners to ensure the goose population is managed more humanely, but further culls on the grounds of the airport were not ruled out.
Ms Wilson said: “It does upset me because there must be a better way to get rid of them, like taking the eggs or what have you, but to just go down and shoot them in the early morning is just awful.”
An LBA spokeswoman said: “Leeds Bradford Airport is duty bound to provide a safe operating environment for aircraft and is required to demonstrate to the Civil Aviation Authority that it is doing everything possible to mitigate areas of manageable risk such as Canada Geese.”
She said it is looking at other ways to manage the geese.