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Old 04-17-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Ducks in the Pool

Question for any of you who have pools, we have two ducks that are flying in at night and are pooping in the pool. We do have a dog but heís really wimpy and wont go near the water. Iím going to try two inflatable swans (apparently they are natural enemies) and see if that works. I donít want to harm them but if they continue to land in the pool, I may need to just shoot them and prep them for the Q. Yummmm smoked duck! Any ideas?
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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I donít want to harm them but if they continue to land in the pool, I may need to just shoot them and prep them for the Q. Yummmm smoked duck! Any ideas?
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Question for any of you who have pools, we have two ducks that are flying in at night and are pooping in the pool. We do have a dog but heís really wimpy and wont go near the water. Iím going to try two inflatable swans (apparently they are natural enemies) and see if that works. I donít want to harm them but if they continue to land in the pool, I may need to just shoot them and prep them for the Q. Yummmm smoked duck! Any ideas?
Having the same issue Toby, I get two ducks(male & female of course)that use my pool as a stop over or rest area or whatever, every spring. Thankfully the cover is still on and they can't mess up the water...still a little chilly for lounging by the pool in Michigan.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #4
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Shoot them and make a smoked duck breast gumbo with sausage.
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Try an owl. Or string some fishing line, 2 ft up around the pool.
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20ga with bird shot or for less mess try a .308 head shot .
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Alka-Seltzer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ahhhh ....... I've been told that pellet rifles might solve the problem.

Helen, do you mean the Alka Seltzer in the ball of bread trick?
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Ahhhh ....... I've been told that pellet rifles might solve the problem.

Helen, do you mean the Alka Seltzer in the ball of bread trick?
That's a dirty trick! But it works.
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Ahhhh ....... I've been told that pellet rifles might solve the problem.

Helen, do you mean the Alka Seltzer in the ball of bread trick?
That's a dirty trick! But it works.
OMG seriously...while I didn't do this - honestly - BUT story time: Most CA schools are outdoors, as in you walk to your classroom where the door is outside. There are no corridors indoors. We ate lunch outside on the grass in elementary school unless it rained. In middle school we had this central outside eating area. The seagulls, since we were 10 miles from the beach, would perch on the gym next to the area. Kids would throw rocks or whatever up on the roof to get the gulls to fly over the eating tables for shits and giggles. We'd all yell, "SEAGULLS!!!!!" and scramble about looking for cover. A-S pellets were thrown around. The retarded seagulls would swoop down and eat the pellets. Next day...you'd find assort birds dead in the lunch area/fields.

Don't mess with middle schoolers.
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