May 13, 2009
Duck lovers lobby to save condemned fowl
City officials in Ocala, Fla., said several people have offered to adopt park-dwelling
nuisance ducks that authorities decided to have euthanized.
Officials said the decision to kill 200 ducks at Tuskawilla Parks was made after the animals were declared a
nuisance for creating an average 75 pounds of waste each day, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported Wednesday.
Resident Keith Belisle said he is trying to design a system for the proposed adoptions.
I do believe in doing a proper way of relocating these guys and the best would be, I think, to adopt them out, but not in mass amounts where you are going to create a situation where you have ducks in one area creating a lot of mess, Belisle said.