DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Ducks and geese tend to do some rather odds things this time of year. It is Spring after all.
They sometimes end up in the strangest of places for very explainable reasons.
So, we wanted to make sure that the quack doesn't turn into an attack.
You see them all over the Miami Valley. Ducks and geese are just about everywhere.
Two made their home outside the PF Changs restaurant at the Dayton Mall. An employee says they've been there for a couple of weeks now.
We even had a feathered friend hanging out at the WDTN studios for a couple of days. Why?
"Because they really love people, people keep their yards cleaned and their number one food is grass," said Jeff Krznarich , Miami Valley Wildlife Animal Control Company.
Krznarich says we're seeing more ducks and geese because mating season is over and now it's nesting time.
But be careful. While ducks like to nest in mulch and are usually harmless, he says geese cause a lot of the trouble.
"We have gotten numerous calls about attack geese, mostly those are for businesses."
Krznarich says there's a right way and a wrong way to chase away our feathered friends.
You can make noise by banging pots and pans, spray the birds with a hose or yell at them. But whatever you do, don't feed them.
"What you are doing is you are encouraging the ducks and geese to come up to people and that's not good."
Call a wildlife professional if you can't get the fowl to fly away.
And, never feed them bread. The experts say it fills them up, but has no nutritional value. They end up starving if they eat too much bread.
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