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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by allen wranch, May 3, 2009.

  1. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    I live in San Marcos, Tx, home of Texas State University. The San Marcos river flows through the campus and there is a park and sunning area for the students. A lot of ducks live on the river also.

    I work for an attorney part-time and a client came by to see him yesterday. While he was in the waiting room, I kept hearing these quacking sounds. The sounds got closer, and in walks his girlfriend with a duckling in her arms.

    I started talking with them and found out that some of the college students keep ducks as pets. They like to take them to the river and swim around with them.
    I think we know what will happen to most of the ducks when school lets out. [​IMG]
     

  2. Yup! They'll end up at your house... LOL
     
  3. headred

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    OR at a parents house! I have a pekin and rouen that I took in from a friend of my daughters at school. We happen to live just south of the University of Kansas. Some kids got 2 ducks in their apt. and then found out they couldn't have them, duh! So, mom (me) got that call......Hey MOM, will you do me a favor?......Why do mom's always rescue the animals?? OK, dads probably do too!
     
  4. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    I am afraid they are going to be turned loose on the river with no survival skills. [​IMG]
     
  5. Like I said... they'll end up at your house, cause you know you'll inevitably rescue them. LOL

    So have you picked out names yet?
     
  6. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    We will see...
     
  7. Lets see... there's Eeny, Meeny, Miny, and Mo, Lavergne, Shirly, Tom, Jerry... [​IMG]
     

  8. You could contact the local media and alert them - maybe if the word gets out an "adoption day" could be organized?

    Let your local Humane Society know, too.
     
  9. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

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    It may not be a problelm. I only know of this one person... "Lots" may be two more people.

    Will check it out more around graduation.
     

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