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Is It Bad to Feed the Ducks?

Is tossing some bread to the cute little ducks really mucking stuff up?
"Snacks? Snacks? SNACKS!"
"Snacks? Snacks? SNACKS!"Flickr/Jim Trottier

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Oh, dear reader: you’ve stumbled upon one of the great wildlife management controversies of our time. There are actually two schools of thought on feeding wildlife (including our friend the duck). The right answer is at least partly dependent on where you live. Let’s break it down.