The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation installed 2-foot-high mesh fencing around this pond across from the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park to prevent ducks from entering. The puny barrier did not keep out the birds, though, since ducks can fly. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
The Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation installed 2-foot-high mesh fencing around this pond across from the Asian Art Museum at Volunteer Park to prevent ducks from entering. The puny barrier did not keep out the birds, though, since ducks can fly. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Danny Westneat

Evicting ducks from a park? It’s the controversy Seattle needs right now

Ducklings and artificial lily ponds can’t coexist, the city has decided. Don’t you dare, say Volunteer Park’s duck lovers. It’s a classic Seattle tale of government incompetence and outraged citizens, with a dash of nature’s brutality. Updated

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