Early last summer two adult, tame white ducks appeared at Lakewood Park lake in Kansas City, North. They likely had been brought there by someone who bought the ducks as Easter pets for their children.
By mid-December the ducks were in trouble because they, unlike the wild ducks and geese that also inhabit the lake, would not be able to fly to open water. As freezing temperatures came, I called Kansas City Animal Control and a half dozen other agencies in hope of getting the ducks moved. No one would help.
On Dec. 29, I saw one of the ducks frozen, dead, in the lake. This is a sad end.
People, please be responsible and do not purchase chicks or ducklings for Easter then abandon them in the park lakes. They cannot survive the winter. You should know that.