City of Davenport officials want you to stop feeding the ducks at area parks.

That's the message Davenport Parks and Recreation Department posted on their Facebook page:

Ducks are currently readying to migrate to a warmer climate, and feeding can alter natural migration patterns.

According to the Department of Environmental Conservation,

Experts say you should avoid feeding ducks year-round, not just before winter. Feeding can also cause waterfowl to become dependent on handouts, leading to potentially aggressive behavior towards the humans that feed them.

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