About 2 weeks ago an aquaintance called me about 3 stray ducks in her neighborhood. She knew where they belonged and had returned them several times. She lives on a very busy street that also has neighborhood dogs that run loose. The last time she had tried to return them, the mother (of the man that owns them) asked if she wanted to keep the ducks because "they're just gonna wander off again". She took that as a sign that these ducks were not only unwanted but definately neglected. She called me. I took the ducks in. Now they live with pleny of food, water, shade, fenced in area and predator safe at night. Here's the dilemma: She called me today and said the man was looking for his ducks. She told them where she had taken them, fussed at him about the care they need and told him how they live now. She asked if I wanted to call him "NO" (I'm not putting any effort into giving him his ducks back) but told her she could give him my number and I will discuss it with him. She knows how I feel about it. They should stay here with me BUT if he calls what would you say to him? Do I have the right to keep these ducks? Should they be returned to him? If he puts up a big enough stink, I will but.......I don't feel good about that. Any suggestions?