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    The mallards are back...

    5th year running - They show up at the first sign of warm weather and hang for a couple months (and make a bloody mess - mallard poop!), and then disappear until the following spring.

    This year, the Male's got his female (she was new a few years ago), and she's brought a friend.

    Any tips other than me or the dog running after them is appreciated.

    Duck-a l'orange?

    - Jeff
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    Re: The mallards are back...

    Have you tried stringing heavy fishing line 8 or 10 ft above the pool? Zig-zag it 4 or 5 times over the pool between the gutters and trees or a fence on the other side. They feel like they are trapped and avoid the area.
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    Re: The mallards are back...

    Eliminate the male and the females will go away on their own...don't ask how I know this to be true. It's not a politically correct answer, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

    BTW, I understand your predicament, at my place it is definitely duck season poolside...
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    Re: The mallards are back...

    Oddly enough, I accidentally posted this in "outdoor cooking" accidentally (or, would that be subconsciously?)...
    ~45Kg Pool with attached Spa, NSP-72 DE, Minmax 400 Heater, Tahoe Blue Pebbletech, Jandy SWG via Aqualink RS-8, The Pool Cleaner (black)
    Pumps: X3 Hybrid Pump (switches to SPA), 2HP Spa (additional, when SPA is on), and a 1HP For Waterfall
    8, 4x12 Solar Panels on the roof of the pool-house (~12' up)
    CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK: "I'M SORRY. I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW AWESOME I AM" (Thanks to TFP!)

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    Re: The mallards are back...

    Quote Originally Posted by taekwondodo
    Oddly enough, I accidentally posted this in "outdoor cooking" accidentally (or, would that be subconsciously?)...
    You're not fooling me! I noticed that right away!
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    Re: The mallards are back...

    Quote Originally Posted by Beez
    Quote Originally Posted by taekwondodo
    Oddly enough, I accidentally posted this in "outdoor cooking" accidentally (or, would that be subconsciously?)...
    You're not fooling me! I noticed that right away!
    What's the matter with you guys? It's not in outdoor cooking
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    Re: The mallards are back...

    These guys (or gals), check in every couple months! Then our dogs chase them off!
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