Yesterday a mother duck and her seven ducklings decided to jump in my pool. The ducklings have a very hard time getting out - the overhang lip on the edge and the water height are more than they can jump. I built them a ramp and they got out, but now they've decided to stay.
So I called Animal Control. "Not our problem." They told me to call the Wildlife Conservation society, who acted like the ducks were unicorns, spouted some nonsense about how it's illegal for me to remove them (not true, BTW) and suggested the best food to feed them. "Don't worry," they said, "they will be gone by June."
How do I get rid of them? I found lots of tips on preventing this, but that's not real helpful now. All I could find was a suggestion that I "walk" them to the nearest water area. When I approach the mother, she is very aggressive, scared and protective. So I'm not sure how I would do that.