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westcoastphil
06-29-2004, 06:36 PM
Well we had the "getting rid of skunks" topic, so here's mine. Looks like a family of ducks started moving in on our pool, anybody have suggestions for a "humane" way (.22's are at my mom's house) of moving these guys out.

And no I won't throw my Bf109 model collection at them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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westcoastphil
06-29-2004, 06:36 PM
Well we had the "getting rid of skunks" topic, so here's mine. Looks like a family of ducks started moving in on our pool, anybody have suggestions for a "humane" way (.22's are at my mom's house) of moving these guys out.

And no I won't throw my Bf109 model collection at them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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BaldieJr
06-29-2004, 06:42 PM
Like there is duck food in a pool.

They'll go away on thier own.

icrash
06-29-2004, 06:52 PM
Only 3 options I can think of:
1)cover the pool & they might get the message
2)live trap 'em & deport to elsewhere
3)there are devices that emit high frequency noise that only animals can hear. the devices are supposed to scare them away, don't know if it will work or not.
The paintball gun worked well on the rooster that came in my yard BTW it never returned. (think my neighbors ate the sucker a couple of days later http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif )

When all else fails pellet rifle & orange sauce I guess.

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Monty_Thrud
06-29-2004, 07:01 PM
Have you tried semtex http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif, if this is not available at your corner shop, do you have a radio controlled plane, preferably a Hurricane IIc or Spitfire vb, you know something with a good turnrate and good guns or even a Lancaster Bomber armed with a bouncing bomb, you could even reinact the dambusters(duckbusters... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif..no! oh suit yourself then), failing that how about 12 bore shotgun or if your a naturalist how about renting a bird of prey maybe say..an Eagle or Falcon etc...if all these attempts fail then maybe just drain the pond...am i being to evil here...do i need counselling http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/354.gif

Theres gotta be a pesky wabbit thread coming soon

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
06-29-2004, 07:03 PM
Dress up as a duck and show them the way out.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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BSS_Goat
06-29-2004, 07:04 PM
Fishing rod w/ a kernel of corn ...reel em in, ring neck, pluck, stuff w/ onion, butter salt and pepper to taste , cover 350 for 35 minutes, uncover broil last 10 minutes .......hmmhmmm good

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steve_v
06-29-2004, 07:08 PM
When I worked at the Kimberly Clark research campus, they used a loud noise to frighten the ducks away. (shotgun with blanks) Maybe you can improvise without the firearms.

westcoastphil
06-29-2004, 07:44 PM
Some very interesting suggestions, thanks.

I was thinking along Steve's line, like putting my computer speakers outside while playing IL2 and firing off MK108s.

I just got home from work and the wife took care of it.......duck soup for dinner http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

No, no just kidding...she gathered the brood and took them to the neighbor's pool http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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tttiger
06-29-2004, 07:51 PM
This is when it really gets hard to have much respect for the moderators.

What is this topic doing here????

ttt

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heywooood
06-29-2004, 08:01 PM
lighten up, tttiger.

one of those plastic owls works well - try this? (http://wildbirdmart.com/wildbirdmart/owl.html) because its cheaper than pool cleaning.

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westcoastphil
06-29-2004, 08:42 PM
tttiger....I'm sorry http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif. That's why the topic say OT:Getting rid of ducks from a pool. Now I have to say mama duck was very much modeled like a Spitfire mark II....we don't have that plane do we http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

Thanks for backing me up heywooood!!

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LW_lcarp
06-29-2004, 09:01 PM
[QUOTETheres gotta be a pesky wabbit thread coming soon[/QUOTE]

Ok one Pesky rabbit coming up. The dang thing keeps eating my flowers and roses. Good thing its the 4th of July this weekend as there will be no pesky rabbit come monday

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heywooood
06-29-2004, 09:16 PM
I was just wondering... what the f**in' hell is Dux doing in your pool?...erm maybe we dont really want to know that - I see why you might want to use big loud gun now.
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WTE_Galway
06-29-2004, 09:20 PM
if she weighs the same as a duck logically .. she is a witch

MarkGos
06-29-2004, 09:56 PM
Looks like we need a solution to not only Ducks but Wabbits.

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Wabbit Season!
Duck Season!
Wabbit Season!
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LEXX_Luthor
06-29-2004, 10:14 PM
heywoood is backing you up only cos the pool is full of water.

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JarheadEd
06-29-2004, 11:24 PM
That duck turned me into a newt!

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fordfan25
06-29-2004, 11:28 PM
well you could alwas put a shark in your pool.just make sure it has "a frikn laser beam attached to its head" -doctor Evile-

TheJoyStick
06-30-2004, 12:05 AM
Get some m60s, or the 2004 equivalent, or perhaps some tannerite (www.tannerite.com (http://www.tannerite.com)) specified for pest control.


My uncle had the same problem on his land. I dunno why he didn't like them, but every time I'd go down to his house, he'd send me out back to blow stuff up and scare them away.


I spent the better part of 3 years doing various jobs like that. After about a week the ducks were far and few between, and I had to move onto other activities (hog infestation, and a .338 lapua, WOO!)



BTW- Tannerite "Bird Bangers" are sooo friggin cool. I highly recommend them. Also, the screamer sirens are good for getting rid of annoying neighbors, as well as hoot owls, and things of that nature. They make a mighty fine 4th of July display, as well.


Nothing like the sound of a dying banshee mixed with the equivalent of the sound of 4 sticks of dynamite exploding 80 feet in the air to get the crowds attention.

LeadSpitter_
06-30-2004, 02:28 AM
they will only stay for a couple days, we have a pair of ducks that that been stopping off at our pool for about 7 years in every april. Just do a cannonball next to them they will fly away and wont come back till next year

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christopher65
06-30-2004, 02:33 AM
All you lucky b*****ds with swimming pools!!!!!!Live in a flat and the only pool i have is the one the condensation makes at the bottom of my windows!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

F19_Ob
06-30-2004, 03:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by westcoastphil:
Well we had the "getting rid of skunks" topic, so here's mine. Looks like a family of ducks started moving in on our pool, anybody have suggestions for a "humane" way (.22's are at my mom's house) of moving these guys out.

And no I won't throw my Bf109 model collection at them. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Westcoastphil = Voxman<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



Hi there!! I have some experience with ducks and as u know by know they love water. Even if there isnt any food they will enjoy it as U ejoy FB and also a good way for them to cool off in the heat.

There are some ducks who dont need the daily bath though.
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My first suggestion is to scare them off, but usually they fly away by them selves. Just dont give any food.
If there are ducklings The matter is different. U have to be more careful so they can keep up with mom. There is a possibility that mom or any males in the group will defend the flock http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif Its also likely that they may flee to the pool instead of flying away.

If U have chemicals in the pool its best for them to get out ASAP and it is also best for humans to wash well after loitering in waters where many animals have been.
Its a good idea not to let them get familiar to
the pool.

So my suggestion is to try to scare them off at first (mind the ducklings) and also look in the phonebook for anything that deals with animals (a rescue service)even the fire or policedepartment may point U in a good direction.

Good Luck and Hope it works out for the best for all.

Fehler
06-30-2004, 03:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by christopher65:
All you lucky b*****ds with swimming pools!!!!!!Live in a flat and the only pool i have is the one the condensation makes at the bottom of my windows!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Luxury, luxury..

We used to live in a cardboard box in the middle of a septic tank. Our father used to wake us up a half hour before we went to bed and feed us a cold lump of poison!

... At least you have shelter!

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TheJoyStick
06-30-2004, 03:25 AM
In any respect, you can't go wrong with an obnoxiously loud noise...


I HIGHLY recommend tannerite.. Not only does it work, but it's deviously fun =)

61$ for fifty screamers is such a good deal.

Woof603
06-30-2004, 09:02 AM
I have three beautiful bikini-clad babes in my pool. How can I get rid of them? Humanely, of course. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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ASM 1
06-30-2004, 10:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Woof603:
I have three beautiful bikini-clad babes in my pool. How can I get rid of them? Humanely, of course. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I dunno... threaten to take your clothes off and go skinny-dipping?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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Skullin
06-30-2004, 10:27 AM
Maybe your playing the wrong game... try this one...

http://www.cyberiapc.com/flashgames/duckhunt.htm

John_Stag
06-30-2004, 03:14 PM
Peking Duck

Serve 4 to 6

Ingredients:
One 5 to 6 pound duck
8 cups water
1 slice ginger
1 scallion, cut into halves
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
Scallions for garnish

Directions:
Clean duck. Wipe dry and tie string around neck.
Hang duck in cool, windy place 4 hours.
Fill large wok with water. Bring to boil. Add ginger, scallion, honey, vinegar, and sherry. Bring to boil. Pour in dissolved cornstarch. Stir constantly.
Place duck in large strainer above larger bowl. Scoop boiling mixture all over duck for about 10 minutes.
Hang duck again in cool, windy place for 6 hours until thoroughly dry.
Place duck breast side up on a greased rack in oven preheated to 350 degrees. Set a pan filled with 2 inches of water in bottom of oven. (This is for drippings). Roast 30 minutes.
Turn duck and roast 30 minutes more.
Turn breast side up again. Roast 10 minutes more.
Use sharp knife to cut off crispy skin. Serve meat and skin immediately on a prewarmed dish.
The duck is eaten hot with hoisin sauce rolled in Mandarin Crepes. Garnish with scallion flowerets.

(May be prepared in advance through step 5. Do not freeze.)

(This recipe is from Madame Wong's Long-life Chinese Cookbook, reprinted courtesy of Sylvia Schulman)

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John_Stag
06-30-2004, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tttiger:
This is when it really gets hard to have much respect for the moderators.

What is this topic doing here????

ttt

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Man, you really need to get laid, quckly.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>:Sergeant! Where are you taking those vultures?

Sergeant: Officers to the mess, NCO's to the Guardroom, Sir!

:Like hell you are, they're responsible for all this, get them to clean it up!

Sergeant: But what about the officers, Sir?

:Give 'em a bloody shovel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

westcoastphil
06-30-2004, 06:29 PM
mmmmm.peking Duck

Seriously...you guys are great. Great suggestions. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Here's the scoop as far as I know right now (still at work). No frantic calls from the wife about ducks in the pool, so I think they've cleared off for now.

When I got home last night she told me she spent 45min. trying to heard a couple of the chicks out of the pool, since they were separated from mom. Anyway, she managed to get the other chicks and reunite with mom and they left the area....probably got eaten by coyotes later. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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TX Rahman
06-30-2004, 09:04 PM
Had/Have the same problem here... Bought this house almost a year ago and there is some ducks that live in a pond nearby... Sitting by the pool one afternoon and a duck makes an anphibious landing in the pool while we're just outside relaxing... I grabbed the pole with the leaf bag on it and chased it off...didn't hit it, just scared it a bit. (Duck poop is bad enough on my driveway much less in the pool!!)... Duck hasn't been back since http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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