Don’t Feed the Ducks!

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Don’t Feed the Ducks!

By Emilía S. Ólafsdóttir Kaaber
Reykjavík Pond

Photo: Páll Kjartansson.

New signs have gone up at Reykjavík Pond instructing visitors not to feed the birds. The primary reason is that the bread attracts seagulls, dangerous predators to newly hatched ducklings, visir.is reports

The bread is also not necessary since at this time of year there is plenty of food around for the ducks. The excess bread and the additional birds it attracts can increase organic pollution in the pond, making it a breeding ground for all sorts of avian-borne parasites.

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