From the Forums: Landscapers v. Ducks

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Hydrotopia is fighting a losing battle:

Our pond has an island where the Florida ducks nested each year because of its isolation and protection from predators...Suddenly a couple of years ago I looked out the window to see landscapers mowing and trimming the island right in the middle of nesting season. Apparently one of the suburbanatti didn't like the wild growth on the island...So the ducks nested the first year and had a good brood to show how correct suburban wisdom is and how silly environmentalists are...Last year, however, they didn't. I think they realized their little sanctuary is gone and too invaded to be considered safe anymore.

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