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Texas RV park overrun by whistling ducks

(Nov. 29, 2011) -- Residents of Lakewood Village, an RV park in Harlingen, say there are too many black-bellied whistling ducks in their pond this year. Local wildlife authorities have urged residents to be careful not to breathe dust from the duck feces, reports the Brownsville Herald.

HARLINGEN, Texas — Residents of Lakewood Village, an RV park in Harlingen, say there are too many black-bellied whistling ducks in their pond this year. Local wildlife authorities have urged residents to be careful not to breathe dust from the duck feces, reports the Brownsville Herald.

The Brownsville Herald reports that some residents speculate the ducks are attracted to the park’s pond because drought conditions have limited water sources for the birds throughout the state.

“We have probably three times as much as we did last year,” Ted Kogler, a Winter Texan who has lived at Lakewood for about 10 years, said. “There’s got to be 200 to 400 ducks out here. That’s way too many.”

For the complete story from the Brownsville Herald, click here.

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