A BIRD lover faces losing his treasured pet geese because of their honking.

Sven Kirby, 34, bought Beep Beep and Norbert for £40 each as company in June’s lockdown.

He reared them so they now waddle around his house in nappies and join him at the pub.

But neighbours moaned and admin assistant Sven was hit with a noise abatement notice.

He must prevent a repeat within 28 days and fears the only way to avoid the £5,000 fine is to get rid of the pair.

He said: “The prospect of losing them is heartbreaking. It almost feels as if social services are taking my children away.”

Moving the birds from their garden pen into his house in Leeds at night has failed to solve the problem as neighbours say they are still noisy by day.

Sven said: “They make a noise when they see someone pass or hear something.

“It’s like a defence mechanism but doesn’t happen all the time.”

Leeds city council said: “We take any issue regarding noise nuisance extremely seriously. Anyone served with a notice can appeal if they wish.”

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