Domestic Ducks

To: "K,K&E Lindsay" <>
Subject: Domestic Ducks
From: Brian Fleming <>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 18:00:08 +1000
K,K&E Lindsay wrote:
> Muscovy ducks are a big threat to native ducks, as they are much
> bigger they
> have been notorious for the eating of other waterfowl young.
> And as they breed the more Muscovy around the less natives.

Good point, Lindsays. I agree that feral Muscovies are quite big enough
to predate native ducklings - but so are native Musk Ducks (particularly
the male), Cormorants, and large eels. The world is not a safe place for

If the Lake Illawarra Muscovies are newly-released tame birds, it should
not be too difficult to trap them with a suitable bait, and convert them
into a satisfactory meal for humans.

Anthea Fleming

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