Florida Retirees Resort to Firepower to Take Out Pesky Ducks; Gunman Pleads No Contest
Saturday, April 05, 2008
It's a debate waged in apartment complexes and residential communities across the country: Feed the neighborhood critters or shoo them a way?
A Florida retirement community did a little more than shoo, choosing instead to shoot at the Muscovy ducks that had fouled the pool and become a general nuisance for residents, according to a report by MyFOXTampaBay.com.
The Clearwater retirement community's homeowners association voted to obtain a firearm permit and entrust one of their own, Bruce Streeter, with eliminating the ducks.
"Because he's the youngest in here, and he can still see well to have a good aim
," fellow resident Debbie Clayton told MyFOXTampaBay.com.
Streeter said he only hit two or three, but that was enough for animal cruelty charges to be filed. Streeter pleaded no contest and had to pay about $300 in court costs, which were covered by donations from his neighbors, according to the TV station.