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also, same question about a duck
no you need a licence
i don't live near the sea though.
When it's 'duck season' like, can anyone just nip down the local park and nab one for their tea?
Any spring(e), trap, gin, snare, any electrical device for killing, stunning or frightening, or any poisonous, poisoned or stupefying substance (or hook and line or muscle-relaxing agent - Northern Ireland only) so placed as to be calculated to cause bodily injury to any wild bird
Any net, any baited board, bird-lime or substance of a like nature to bird-lime
Any bow or crossbow
Any missile which is not discharged from a firearm including any arrow or spear (Northern Ireland only),
Any metal bar, axe, hatchet, cudgel, club, hammer or similar instrument (Northern Ireland only)
Any explosive other than ammunition for a firearm.
Any automatic or semi-automatic weapon against any bird except the Bird Pest Species listed on the general licences. (The use of any automatic or semi-automatic weapons is prohibited in Northern Ireland for any bird or animal)
Any shotgun where the barrel has an internal diameter at the muzzle of more than 1¾ inches
Any device for illuminating a target or sighting device for night shooting or any form of artificial light or any mirror or other dazzling device
Any gas or smoke not covered any where else in this section, any chemical or wetting agent
Any sound recording (see note below)
Any live animal or bird as a decoy which is tethered, secured by braces or other similar appliances, or which is blind, maimed or injured.
Any mechanically-propelled vehicle in immediate pursuit of birds for the purpose of killing or taking.
Then just pick him up and walk off, it's fine?
Obviously I'd need to smash his head off a tree and/or wring its neck to finish it off, but that could be done at home - out of sight of the children and families enjoying their day in the park.
i'm only dropping it, not throwing. so i won't be propelling it
Rather than ducks being a sucker for a saucer of Beefeater.
foiled again :(
if i set up a box on top of bread with a stick holding it up and a string and then wait then there'll be a duck in the oven in 20 minutes
i'll just grab him
can't be that hard
so it's like when there is a lot of water. when there is a lot of water you can easily have your hand in it but when there's only a bit of water you can't really hold it. when there are a lot of ducks you just grasp your hands and the crowd and then there's a duck in your hands
and traps are illegal
anyone else use that as an expression of surprise? Who knew it was Epimer's patented duck bait?
you just use your womanly wiles to entice onto a pancake and then drown it in plum sauce.