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A Muscovy duck is seen near a pond at a Naples apartment complex on Saturday June 22, 2013. This year Melanie Dowd, a 10-year resident of the Turtle Lake Golf Colony off of Pine Ridge Road, put signs up around her neighborhood to inform tenants that removing the ducks really means killing them. She wants fellow renters to call the condo association to ask them not to harm the animals, known for their black bodies and white and red faces. Unfortunately for the ducks and some animal lovers, Florida law allows people to humanely euthanize Muscovy ducks given the species is not native to this country. It is illegal to trap and relocate the ducks for that reason.

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Scott McIntyre/Staff A Muscovy duck is seen near a pond at a Naples apartment complex on Saturday June 22, 2013. This year Melanie Dowd, a 10-year resident of the Turtle Lake Golf Colony off of Pine Ridge Road, put signs up around her neighborhood to inform tenants that removing the ducks really means killing them. She wants fellow renters to call the condo association to ask them not to harm the animals, known for their black bodies and white and red faces. Unfortunately for the ducks and some animal lovers, Florida law allows people to humanely euthanize Muscovy ducks given the species is not native to this country. It is illegal to trap and relocate the ducks for that reason.

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