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Lawmaker Ruffled by Duck Ramp Told to 'Duck Off'

Rep. Mark Walker's complaint about government waste wasn't well received

(Newser) - The president of a non-profit that helps animals in Washington, DC, calls it a lifesaving measure. Rep. Mark Walker calls it a waste of government funds. Such is the debate raging over a simple duck ramp installed by government officials at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, which is drawing quite a... More »

Firefighter Saves Ducklings— via Ringtone

Duck call ringtone saves the day for 6 stuck in storm drain

(Newser) - Quack! Quack! A duck call ringtone helped a Louisiana firefighter rescue six ducklings from a storm drain. Spokesman Chad Duffaut of St. Tammany Fire District #1 says even with realistic quacking sounds coming from his cellphone, it took Firefighter Cody Knecht about 90 minutes to catch the first four baby... More »

Teen Faces 4 Years for Driving Hummer Over Ducks

Witnesses say Dillon Pearce deliberately crushed duck family

(Newser) - A Michigan teenager faces up to 4 years in prison after witnesses said he deliberately ran down a family of ducklings with his Hummer, killing four of them. The massacre occurred outside an Ann Arbor McDonald's after workers told one of Dillon Pearce's passengers to stop trying to... More »

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