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  1. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    deadgrassdog Elite Refuge Member

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    I read that Mark and the first thing I thought was your thread... I wonder if it has anything to do with this?
     
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    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    Probably same...
     
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    circlehooker Elite Refuge Member

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    Sorry Mark, I'm colored blind. All I see is a half picked duck. No help here.
     
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    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    You don't need to see it Paul...you can smell it !!!! Nasty..
     
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    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    I got no idea, but it seems the same... I got a call out but of course they are short staffed because of the "VIRUS" ...

    If it is and it's only for a topic of conversation here, they had birds reported in contra costa (geese) and I had birds both ducks and geese in the hills and a buddy had birds (ducks) at kesterson...large area, ya birds have wings... but...

    And if it is..anticoagulant rodenticide where is it coming from...
     
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    pumpgunner Elite Refuge Member

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    Someone’s ground squirrel bait???

    golf course???
     
  8. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Dang. "TOMCAT" is green pellets.
    Its possible that ducks are eating something that fed on the dead rodents ? Say maggots
    That'd be tertiary exposure and it is possible with that particular rodent bait.

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    There is another form where the same product is little pellets about the size of a kernel of corn.
    I use it in our shed. My mom's idea.
     
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  9. mark seaters

    mark seaters Elite Refuge Member

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    Who knows..??

    These 3 areas that I know about are 75 plus miles apart.....hard to believe all these birds were grouped up in one area at one time feeding on squirrel bait..... ya but something is crazy..

    Might not even be the same deal...but seems like it. The insides, liver, guts of these birds were nasty black...
     
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    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I've been thinking and the only green sick mallard ducks I've killed were at Clinton Lake. Nuclear plant cooling lake. Rural...corn and bean farmers probably all bait rodents. I always thought it was due to the hot water discharge canal.?

    The arkansas ducks I kill are fat n healthy. 1:100 has rice breast.
     

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