Duck roundup at Chris Taylor Park

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On Monday, August 12 between 10 and 11 am, Wildlife Rehab, assisted by Carolina Water Fowl will round up the domestic ducks at Chris Taylor Park and relocate them to Izzie’s Pond in Simpsonville. The roundup will not include the Canadian Geese or the wild ducks.

According to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Director Glenn Brill, “Recent heavy rains precipitated damage to the Chris Taylor Park pond, caving in the walkway and causing deterioration to the dam. Anderson County is working with an engineering firm to assess and mitigate the damage. Until the repairs are completed, the water level needs to remain at the current level. The lower water level leaves the domestic ducks with little to no protection from predators. Wildlife Rehab out of Simpsonville and NC based, Carolina Water Fowl, will relocate the domestic ducks to Izzie’s Pond, which is owned by Angel Durham of Wildlife Rehab.”

“We are happy to be working with the county to ensure the safety of the animals,” said Angel Durham with Wildlife Rehab of Greenville. “It is the most important thing to us. We will make certain that the birds live a good and healthy life in a safe environment.”

Wildlife Rehab of Greenville is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned wildlife in the Upstate and is funded solely by its members and public donations. Both Wildlife Rehab and Carolina Water Fowl are both listed on the SC Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Rehabilitators List.