Duck Wars: Is there anything humans can do?
June 29, 2014 11:42 AM Subscribe
We have two families of ducks on our pond.
The older family of six started killing the new babies of the young family of ten.
posted by shipbreaker to Science & Nature (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The mamma duck from the family of ten attacked and injured one of the family of six, wounding his leg.
I got the wounded duck and treated his wounded leg with Neosporin and veterinary gauze. He stayed in the house with us for three days.
When I released him back into the pond this morning, his OWN SIBLINGS promptly killed him, murdered him in cold blood.
Is there anything that the humans can do, to stop these murderous ducks? Every day there are fewer and fewer ducklings on the pond.
What do ducks teach us about the nature of war?