Hope for North Fort Myers Muscovy Ducks?
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NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - The ducks aren't doomed, just yet.
FOX 4 talked to the property owners of a North Fort Myers mobile home park after residents learned of a plan to get rid of Muscovy Ducks that have made their homes there.
Now, the ducks may have a little more time.
"I've been out here since 7 this (Friday) morning because that's the time the executions were supposed to start," said Kit Bracher. She's a resident at Julia Park concerned about what's going to happen to the ducks.
Friday was supposed to be doomsday, or so Julia Park residents thought after learning property owners were doing away with the Muscovy Ducks.
Owners have a right to get rid of the nuisance ducks by using a private animal removal service. The catch is that they can't be relocated; they must be humanely euthanized.
Park manager Len Olson and owner Lamont Garber talked to FOX 4 over the phone Friday. They say they don't want to kill the ducks but do have to get rid of them over health concerns for their residents.
They're giving it a few more weeks to try to find a better option, but say either way the ducks are gone.
"I know the owners have the legal right to do it," Kit said. "But what they're doing is wrong. It's morally wrong to take the life of another living creature."
After our first story aired Thursday night, several organizations have offered to relocate the animals.
The park is looking at ways they can do that legally.
We will keep you updated and let you know what happens.