Ducks to be Removed from Historic Duck Pond Neighborhood in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE- If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck... it may not be welcome in the Duck Pond neighborhood.
It seems ironic that residents of the Historic Duck Pond community are wanting to get rid of the ducks but it turns out its only one type of duck.
The Muscovy ducks of the Duck Pond neighborhood in Northeast Gainesville aren't all they're quacked up to be for residents who say they want them removed.
The Duck Pond Neighborhood Association met Tuesday night and voted 16 to 4 to remove the Muscovies from the area.
Longtime Duck Pond resident, Joan Gowan recalls how bad the problem can go when left unchecked.
"There were dozens of them, literally dozens of them and they were nesting in every bush and there was duck poop all over the sidewalks it was a mess."
North Central Florida is no stranger to these invaders, last September the the Ocala City Council voted to euthanize more than 100 ducks from Tuscawilla Park.
The Council revisited the decision in favor of moving them to a facility where they cannot escape.
Gainesville finds itself in a similar situation, the Duck Pond Neighborhood Association's Duck Committee will be responsible for deciding how to removeand replace the Muscovies.
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