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Can anyone identify Freaky Duck??

 
 
cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 01:18 pm
He probably excaped from Mr. Chau's.
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honey rose cr
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 03:39 pm
My mum said that actually.. I wonder....
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 03:47 pm
I'll see if I can get Mab to come back sometime to talk about 'where he came from', but in the meantime

from wiki

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Specimens frequently escape from collections, and in the 20th century a feral population numbering about 1,000 pairs was established in Great Britain. Although this is of great conservational significance, the birds are not protected in the UK since the species is not native there.


and

http://thamesnaturenotes.blogspot.com/2007/06/river-views-and-mandarin-ducks.html
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2008 03:55 pm
there's some great info on Mandarins here

http://www.freewebs.com/countryeclipsefarm/waterfowl.htm

and not so much a Mr. Chau escapee

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Because of their bad taste, these ducks are not hunted by humans for food.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 12 Aug, 2008 06:03 am
ehBeth wrote:


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Specimens frequently escape from collections, and in the 20th century a feral population numbering about 1,000 pairs was established in Great Britain. Although this is of great conservational significance, the birds are not protected in the UK since the species is not native there.




Cool. How do I go about getting a waterfowl hunting license in the UK?
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