Finding Ducks in Your Swimming Pool Common this Time of Year

A woman in Alice sent 3News some footage of ducks that managed to find their way into her swimming pool.

Employees at the Texas State Aquarium said that they have had a number of calls from people in the Coastal Bend that are finding families of ducks in their swimming pools. They said finding two adult ducks and a group of ducklings with them is common this time of year as the ducks search for bodies of water.

"Typically they don't stay very long in a home pool. There's nothing for them to eat there, so it's not somewhere they want to be," Aquarium Vice President Jesse Gilbert said. "But what we encourage people to do is, if it's an enclosed backyard and the ducks can't get out, then you can all U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Animal Control; they can move the ducks, kind of out of the yard somewhere else."

Gilbert said if it's a yard that the ducks can get out of, they will move along within 24 hours to search for food. He does advise that you should keep your pets away from the ducks and ducklings.


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