November 22, 2019

Irons Park Ducks

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I would sincerely thank the "gentleman" who was speeding southbound on S. Valley on Sunday, July 3rd. I would like to thank him for not stopping, and for carelessly, and apparently intentionally, running into the group of ducks that were crossing over the road, near the creek. It took a real genius effort to not see them, as they tend to stand out in large groups. By the way, thanks also for tossing the body of the duckling you killed over into the creek IN THE PARK. Nothing says holiday weekend with the kids like finding dead animals in the water. The worst thing that happened is that the street was repaved. Now, nearly everyone who drives down it thinks they have a free pass to go as fast as they like. My concern, apart from the numerous critters that are bound to get destroyed in the near future, is that there are also children that cross that street as well. If someone is careless, or reckless enough, to miss an entire family group of ducks crossing, will they see a child?

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By the way, since I can see it from my window, the speed limit sign says "25 mile per hour".

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | Report this

this really saddends me. I live right by the park at Maplewood Manor. I agree with you, why can't people slow down? I think that people need to slow down, and I think that local law enforcement need to make more rounds around this area, because of the park being here, with the inmates walking freely till 11 at night, and now with crazy people always speeding and killing nature animals, I have seen on many occasions this happens. We were informed that we can't feed the ducks, because they keep getting ran over. Just my opinion, but take into consideration we live in "Ogemaw County"

Monday, July 4, 2011 | Report this

Interesting, I have never heard of a feeding ban on the animals in the park.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Report this

Not a park rule, just they tell us where we live, which is at maplewood manor..... Sorry for the misunderstanding!

Thursday, July 7, 2011 | Report this

Ahh, well rest assured, as long as we are right across the street, they will be taken care of. :)

Friday, July 8, 2011 | Report this

That really makes me sick that someone would carelessly do that and then toss the dead animals into the park for the children to see! There is such a problem in that area of town. Between the hoodlum teenagers that I have to call the police on for yelling profanities and squeeling around the parking lot, and the speed-demons mowing down defenseless animals; we have a major problem area there! My mom lives right near the park also and is harboring a momma duck and her eggs right now in her backyard. She gives her food and makes sure she has water every morning. It has become my mom's new hobby, safe-guarding these ducks. She would be so upset if I told her this!

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Report this

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