'Don't pick up the ducklings:' Doncaster park warning after children spotted handling animals

Visitors to a Doncaster park have been warned from picking up ducklings after children were spotted handling the animals and one was left injured.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 4:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th May 2018, 4:51 pm

The group were spotted in Sandall Park over the weekend and the volunteer group which looks after the park has told visitors to steer clear of the birds.

A spokesman for Friends of Sandall Park said: "At the weekend we were contacted by a concerned park visitor who said a family of children were picking ducklings up, much to the distress of their parents.

"This was witnessed and condoned by the parents of the children.

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"Our volunteer then found an injured duckling on its own - apparently abandoned.

"Please do not pick up the ducklings and do not allow your children to interfere with them."