Originally Posted by JoMWy
How did you go about capturing the abandoned ducks and how did you know which ones were abandoned?
I lured them away from the water, and then caught them. They are domestic ducks, not mallards, wood ducks, etc. And they are public parks, so they are not supposed to be there anymore than a dog or cat. They can't fly, are sitting bait for predators, and interbreed with the mallards which isn't good for the mallards since then their offspring is mixed an unlikely to survive.
Originally Posted by Kevin565
You need to check with your local park rangers. Domestic ducks are easy to spot because they are usually very large and can not fly. No domestic breed can legally be dropped off so the Park rangers may allow you to take them easily. If not there's always some other ways to get them without the authorities....
I contacted the superintedant of the parks and recreation dept. He gave me the ok. I wanted to go last week, when I saw a big pekin girl but waited until I got official permission. BTW, apparently I was too late for the poor pekin girl, she was no longer there. WIsh I hadn't waited and had just got her when I saw her. There were however, 4 new ducks there. The runner I caught, his rouen buddy, and a 3-4 week pekin duckling and a rouen mix looking one around the same age. A scovy hen too, but she could fly and I was hoping was just lost.