I saw this story in our local news today: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/dead-ducks-trial- You can read my opinion on the matter in the comments by "AlertReader". I would really like to learn more details about the case, it makes me wonder just how & why it made it to court. Many gated communities here in South Florida have flocks of ducks that swim in their communal ponds but I don't think that many of them consider them actual property of the community. Few keep pens or houses for the ducks to go into at night, nor are they fed by any community employee. Most of these duck flocks forage for their own feed or rely on handouts from sympathetic homeowners. I don't know if the ducks in the video are the same ones this couple removed. The ducks shown look like Pekins, Rouens or Khakis, maybe Mallards, and Muscovies. Here in South Florida there are widespread flocks of feral Muscovies, they're like Kudzu with wings. Perhaps this couple should have communicated with their HOA about their duck issues, and who knows, perhaps they did and couldn't get satisfaction. It doesn't seem that their intention was to kill the ducks, or to have them killed. The shelter they took them to is widely advertised as a NO-KILL facility, I wonder what they were told when they brought the ducks there. Years ago, in a suburb of Miami, there was a flock of feral peacocks that roamed a particular neighborhood. Some folks loved them, others found them to be a nuisence. A young woman captured them and sold them to a ranch out in a more rural neighborhood. Some of the neighbors complained, and the woman offered to bring them back -- for a price. She was found to have done nothing illegal, since the peacocks were feral, not native nor personal property. But I think she had to move out of that neighborhood, because some folks picketed the local grocery store where she worked. What do YOU think?