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Family's Pet Duck Stolen From Front Yard - Cape Coral Family Searches for Ducknapper

Animals  (tags: pets, duck, waterfowl, stealing pets, bad intentions, missing pets, birds, Florida, tragedy, crime )

- 3069 days ago -
A family on Florida's west coast says their beloved pet duck was stolen from their front yard, and so far there are few clues as to who stole him.


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Annmari Lundin (55)
Monday February 21, 2011, 1:16 am
It's sad when people don't know the difference between mine and others and can't stay away from stealing. It's also very sad this family lost one of its members because of this behaviour. But I hope the poor family learned something from this ordeal and that is not to trust anyone ever more. If you find another duck, please make sure it is safe next time you leave the house!

IE Ries (237)
Monday February 21, 2011, 6:16 am

Well, the "stealing" of animals really irks me personally because they are still viewed as "property" and therefore "valuable" to steal for personal gain.

As someone who has a beloved duck, I do lay some of the blame with the family, potentially, too. They *allowed* the duck to stay, unattended and potentially unsheltered, in the *front* yard?! In the front yard, where the bird is subject to attack from dogs and cats permitted to run at large, and where passers by can see the duck and the fact that he is unattended? Really? Seriously??

My duck does not go into the yard unescorted, period. Her life is precious to me, and with a plethora of predatory wildlife (alligator, raptors, racoon, bobcat, fox, etc) present, dogs and cats permitted to run at large or abandoned altogether, plus the potential for humans with bad intentions lurking, I don't take my eyes off her.

When I cannot be in the yard with her, or when I'm away from the house, she (and the parrots) is locked into the lenai for their safety. It's not a complete security system, but it foils all the predators and will force a human to spend time getting in - and leaving evidence - to get at the animals.

As for the asswipe who kidnapped Charlie-duck, bring him back to his family. Then - DROP DEAD!

Cindy C (125)
Monday February 21, 2011, 11:05 am
aww I hope they find the duck aw

IE Ries (237)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 10:52 am

[Thanks to everyone for noting this article to help get the word out - maybe it'll help bring Charlie-duck home again!]

Tamila mendoza (177)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 11:06 am

Robyn M (2)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 11:15 am
Hope they get their duck back soon. :(
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