Wow. I've always liked feeding the ducks. Guess I wont do it anymore...
I know. I have really fond memories of doing it as a kid. Always thought I was helping them. One of my LJ buddies pointed it out to me so I thought it was important info to get out there.
I wouldn't dare feed David Beckham.. and why is he on Scooby?
lol, he can afford to feed himself. ;)
And.. it's a good question. LOL. I really don't know, which is why I decided it was perfect Randomposting material.
Thanks for the duck facts. Cartoon David Beckham-not hot.
You're welcome.. and no, he's really not. Alas.
we lived on a small brackish lake when i was in high school, and geese used to FLOCK to our yard. We had these two great dogs - and they got REALLY sick and had to be put to sleep because they got sick from all the goose poo :(
SO DON'T FEED THE GEESE EITHER.
David Beckham....what is this sock-er of which you speak??
Oh no. :( I'm so sorry about your doggies.
strange. I would have thought dead ducks were a Good Thing.
That's so mean. You remind me of the kids at a school I used to go too who would run over the ducklings in the parking lot.
I hope you're joking.
Way to over-analyse a simple kid's pastime? CHRIST.
Well, I guess they've done studies on it and animals have died, so I think it's good to get the word out there.
I shouldn't feed the stray possum either, but I only give her small, animal-appropriate treats and she is so cute sitting at the door with her hand out...
But say "NO" to ducks.
Awww! As long as they're animal appropriate.
I don't know why people want to feed ducks crap like bread, or sandwich meat.
If you are gonna feed them, give them some fish from a bait shop, or some plants from the farmer's market.
As Mitch Hedberg noted, it is a cruel joke that ducks love bread, but have no means to aquire it. It's not duck food.
*nod* Exactly. Feeding them with appropriate food would be cool, I would think.
There are a thousand movies and cartoons I will never be able to comfortably watch again.
But knowledge is power!
I used to LOVE to feed ducks when I was little! (gave me something to do besides fish since I ended up killing all the fish I caught; some bad memories there...)
Me too. I have lots of fond memories if it as a child. But I figured it was important information to share, none the less.
This I didn't know!! Fascinating! You rock!
This is good to know. I had actually planned to find a duck pond where I could take my niece because I always enjoyed feeding the ducks when I was a kid. But now that I know it kills them it takes some of the shine off that memory.
And I'm not sure fish can't eat corn. I remember catching catfish with nothing but corn on the hook when I was a kid.
I know. It made me feel bad too. I'm sure it doesn't always kill them, and that some ucks are most grateful for it. But if it can spread disease and kill an entire family of ducks.. It's not worht it.
Maybe you could get some fish from the local market or something?
I remember one time in preschool or early elementary school, my class went to the park and we fed ducks. We all got a slice of bread.. but I ended up eating mine because I had no idea why we were there. Hahaha.
That cartoon made me laugh. In one of those, this-is-so-absurd-I-will-laugh-now ways. :D
Eating my slice, I mean. Not my duck. Or my class. It's not like I had my own duck though. But I had a class. Err, okay. This is weird, hahaha.
I think that data is all an exageration!We have been feeding ducks for years in ponds and lakes here and there have never been any problems.In fact lots of ducks survive because people feed them!
I aggree that bread is not a natural food for them though!
What do you feed them then? I think it's mainly bread that they're referencing in this situation.
Especially don't feed them people food. if you feed them things like natural cracked corn, it's better for both the environment and the ducks.
I love David Beckham.....love him....love him....
I saw him in person...he was a about 15 feet away from me...and he is really really really HOT!!!
He's definitely a cutie, and from what I've seen a pretty good guy.
How do you feel about cartoonBeckham? ;)
People are so good at unintentional causing ecological disasters. I remember when my oldest sister got married everyone was talking about how you should throw birdseed at the wedding instead of rice. The birds eat the uncooked rice, it expands in there digestive tract and they explode.
I saw a tv show on the discovery channel about 2 years ago about a study that was done in Yellowstone Park. They were trying to figure out why there was a long period where no new Aspen trees grew. They discovered that when all the wolves were killed off in the 1930 this allowed the deer population to grow. the deers would eat the young Aspen trees. If a wolf killed a deer the other deer would stay away from that area for a while and allow the trees to grow. Because the Aspen trees weren't growing it effected the beaver population and actually eroded the area around a stream. The landscape drastically changed because people killed the wolves.