Forum > Urban Wildlife > Feeding wildlife

Posted by Susan Sharma on November 15, 2007

 
the following is an excerpt from an interesting post I found at 
http://blogdave.nordquist.org/?p=21#comment-9
’......the news paper called to tell me there have been 
numerous reports of filthy conditions caused by too many 
Ducks at the citie’s main park. 
To this day hundreds of people each day fill up their 
water jugs with this well water.   The problem is they 
are standing in Duck POOP. It seems that every year or 
two the Parks Superintendent has to take some of the 
ducks to a wildlife preserve.  
but the city folk want some ducks at the pond to 
feed...."

The duck problem sounds very similar to the Monkey
problem we have in Delhi. Too many monkeys congregate at 
places where people feed them ( temples and even offices 
). 
The real solution is to stop feeding wildlife. The ducks
and monkeys are capable of sourcing their food by 
travelling ( around the globe in the case of mallards).  
We are doing a great disservice to them by offering them 
Fast food!!
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