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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What Happened to the Ducks???

Posted on Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 10:29 AM

Ok, last year we were told we were not allowed to feed the ducks at the Public Gardens ($200 penalty I think), the reason being we were creating fat unhealthy ducks that pooped a lot in the pond (where's the fine for people feeding fat kids MacDonalds burgers?). A LOT of people enjoyed getting out for a walk and feeding the ducks their slightly stale bread they saved during the week... environmentally friendly way I think to get rid of a few slices of bread.

So now we have a beautiful garden, with a beautiful pond, with NO ducks (only was able to count 6 in the entire Gardens yesterday).

Did the ducks leave because we no longer feed them, or were they quietly disposed of by the HRM's pest control when the pooping got out of control last year?(there are a lot less pigeons in the city too, which is not necessarily a bad thing... just saying). Now, without the ducks in the pond, who is going to feed the fish?

So, we have one of the most beautiful public gardens in all of Canada where we can walk along the paths and admire (from a distance) the beautiful flowers, but we can no longer enjoy the ducks or birds... I think it's kind of sad.

Just wondering if anyone else is missing the ducks?

--- P&L

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