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(Sun Sentinel)   The latest gang to invade and threaten residents of south Florida: feral ducks. Difficulty: They're federally protected, so moving them is prohibited   (articles.sun-sentinel.com) divider line 121
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2012-05-09 06:04:14 PM
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2012-05-09 06:04:16 PM
Skittles.
 
2012-05-09 06:04:37 PM
but they are tasty, so if you "accidentally" kill one, you can dispose of the evidence.
 
2012-05-09 06:04:39 PM
Sufferin' succotash.
 
2012-05-09 06:06:20 PM
Uh, are there un-feral ducks?
 
2012-05-09 06:06:43 PM
Invasive = feral?

/not pointing at subby, the article stated it
//thought feral meant "formerly domesticated"
 
2012-05-09 06:06:58 PM
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2012-05-09 06:07:30 PM
Here's the nuisance du jour in Colorado.

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2012-05-09 06:08:06 PM

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim respresentin'!


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2012-05-09 06:08:33 PM

Rapmaster2000: Invasive = feral?

/not pointing at subby, the article stated it
//thought feral meant "formerly domesticated"


OK, I guess they could be feral and could not be. How do they tell?

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy Ducks have also been reported in parts of Europe.
 
2012-05-09 06:09:23 PM

SDRR: Uh, are there un-feral ducks?


deferalized

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2012-05-09 06:09:47 PM
Floridaians In a fowl mood after being over-billed by federally protected quacks.
 
2012-05-09 06:11:18 PM
Sticky Hands: but they are tasty, so if you "accidentally" kill one, you can dispose of the evidence.

Apparantly from TFA killing them is fine(as long as its "humanely") but catching and re releasing them is Verboten as they are invasive.

So pretty much either learn to like them or fracking kill them and STFU about "can't they move them to someone elses' yard"
 
2012-05-09 06:11:59 PM
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2012-05-09 06:13:22 PM
These aren't any ordinary ducks, they're the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered avians you ever set eyes on.
 
2012-05-09 06:15:06 PM
I forget the rest, but your mother's a whore.
 
2012-05-09 06:15:39 PM
They should invite some Haitians into their neighborhood. It's not a coincidence that there are no muscovy ducks in South Florida's Haitian neighborhoods or that their local name is the "Haitian water chicken".
 
2012-05-09 06:17:12 PM
Damn, I could have sworn it was a possum ... my bad
 
2012-05-09 06:17:56 PM

J. Frank Parnell: These aren't any ordinary ducks, they're the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered avians you ever set eyes on.


so they ARE ordinary ducks.
 
2012-05-09 06:18:11 PM

J. Frank Parnell: These aren't any ordinary ducks, they're the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered avians you ever set eyes on.


Yep, the one at my grandmothers condo literally shook the walls of her Florida room when it beat its wing which should tell you something about their size.
 
2012-05-09 06:18:50 PM
Yes, they are feral. Just like there are wild breeds of mallard ducks, so too are there domesticated mallards.

However, muscovies aren't native to the area, which is what kills me about bullshiat, red tape, "justify the bureaucats existence" laws that make it illegal to harm wildlife even if they "ain't from here".

And, shake the eggs? How about I stomp the shiat outta them?
 
2012-05-09 06:19:15 PM
Better feral ducks than feral hamsters from the Great Concavity.
 
2012-05-09 06:20:43 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Here's the nuisance du jour in Colorado.

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Not a bad looking duck, as ducks go. This is a Muscovy duck;

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Not only are they ugly as the south end of a northbound cow, they're mean, aggressive, and continuous duty shiat pumps.
 
2012-05-09 06:21:52 PM

BackwardsHatClub: They should invite some Haitians into their neighborhood. It's not a coincidence that there are no muscovy ducks in South Florida's Haitian neighborhoods or that their local name is the "Haitian water chicken".


Or Hmong people, in college there was this park with dozens and dozens of wild geese, but they were disappearing, turns out at night these Hmong people were just clubbing them all and taking them home. The DNR caught them with chest freezers full of the filthy birds.
 
2012-05-09 06:22:09 PM
Next up: The War on Ducks
 
2012-05-09 06:23:09 PM
So, basically, these ducks are sinister?
 
2012-05-09 06:23:30 PM
sp8.fotolog.com
 
2012-05-09 06:25:16 PM
Sounds like a solution to the hunger problem in Broward County.
 
2012-05-09 06:25:30 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Ow! That was my feelings!: Here's the nuisance du jour in Colorado.

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Not a bad looking duck, as ducks go. This is a Muscovy duck;

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Not only are they ugly as the south end of a northbound cow, they're mean, aggressive, and continuous duty shiat pumps.


Actually, it's a Canadian Goose and they are a bane.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-09 06:25:42 PM
The problem seems to be the birds have moved "naturally" from Mexico into southern Texas, which makes them a protected native species in all 49 or 57 or however many states and territories are covered by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, all the way from Brownsville to Barrow.

The obvious solution is to say they're protected along the Mexican border and delicious elsewhere. That could be too obvious for the federal government to implement.
 
2012-05-09 06:27:20 PM
I blame Thog the Nether-Spawn, Overmaster of Sominus. You'd be disagreeable too if you got ripped out of New Stork City and dumped in a swamp.
 
2012-05-09 06:29:22 PM
Just poison them...
 
2012-05-09 06:33:17 PM
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2012-05-09 06:34:30 PM

ZAZ: The obvious solution is to say they're protected along the Mexican border and delicious elsewhere.


I've been told that they are not delicious at all. Instead they are tough, greasy and rather gamey tasting. But I have no actual knowledge of how they taste.
 
2012-05-09 06:34:51 PM

Pilikia: [sp8.fotolog.com image 500x375]


Came for the Screamapillar, thank you.

I also love the "Care Tips" pamphlet with the Screamapillar eating someone on the cover X-D

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/why don't I hear any sleep screams?
 
2012-05-09 06:35:13 PM

JesusJuice: Just poison them...


That just seems to piss them off.
 
2012-05-09 06:36:14 PM

Sticky Hands: but they are tasty, so if you "accidentally" kill one, you can dispose of the evidence.


Exactly. Same thing with the snakes a few threads down: the best way to remove an animal menace is to devour it.
 
2012-05-09 06:37:30 PM
Thanks, Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, for protecting the rights of various overpopulated and invasive species to be shiatfactories and mean as hell. You are so relevant and helpful in this year of 2012.
 
2012-05-09 06:41:09 PM
 
2012-05-09 06:43:02 PM
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2012-05-09 06:44:56 PM
Ducks are so friggin delicious.
 
2012-05-09 06:46:13 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: ZAZ: The obvious solution is to say they're protected along the Mexican border and delicious elsewhere.

I've been told that they are not delicious at all. Instead they are tough, greasy and rather gamey tasting. But I have no actual knowledge of how they taste.


Nah, they're apparently good to eat. Until a federal law passed protecting them in 2010, they weren't a problem in Florida, because trappers would come in and offer to get rid of them for you for free. The trappers, in turn, were selling them to restaurants, which were serving them on the menus as a delicacy. Since the restaurants knew how to cook them pretty well, they were pretty good. Everybody was, more or less, happy.

Then the feds passed a stupid law and now everyone is, more or less, miserable.

First time that's ever happened in the history of the world.
 
jvl
2012-05-09 06:49:55 PM

Zeno-25: Thanks, Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, for protecting the rights of various overpopulated and invasive species to be shiatfactories and mean as hell. You are so relevant and helpful in this year of 2012.


That's.... odd.

The Act does not protect non-native, introduced species like Starlings, House Sparrows, Eurasian Collared-Doves, Pheasant, and Chukar. I'm uncertain how the Muscovy (which is a domesticated breed) and Pigeons made it onto the protected list.
 
2012-05-09 06:51:05 PM
Feral ducks, as opposed to those kinda domesticated ducks that have been there all along.
 
2012-05-09 06:53:14 PM
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2012-05-09 06:53:38 PM
In FL right now for a conference and I this afternoon I passed one of these back to the room. I was really surprised to see a muskovy duck then but rerading this article I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
 
2012-05-09 06:55:25 PM
I'm not sure these are protected as "Migratory Birds." They're protected or listed under some federal law passed in 2010. Not sure as part of what.
 
2012-05-09 06:55:56 PM
So you can shoot them in head but not with a gun?

Bow hunting.

There. I solved it .
 
2012-05-09 07:00:19 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: Here's the nuisance du jour in Colorado.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x242]


Egh... Yeah, we have em too. Some city officials actually captured a bunch a couple years ago and killed them, which led to OUTRAGE among the local yuppies.
 
2012-05-09 07:01:27 PM

Randomly: So you can shoot them in head but not with a gun?

Bow hunting.

There. I solved it .


If you can hit one in the head with an arrow, grats, otherwise you are just going to skewer them, they will flop around, make a lot of noise and draw attention to you.. They will still be alive and that is not disposing of them humanely according to the stupid law.
 
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