Man arrested for shooting duck in city park

 June 30, 2023

A Wisconsin man was arrested this week after authorities say he shot and killed a duck in a city party. 

According to CBS 58, 32-year-old Daniel Compton was taken into custody by the Racine County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

Witness says he may have been shot at

He allegedly admitted to shooting the animal last weekend and is being detained in the Racine County Jail on a probation hold. Compton is expected to be cited by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The case began this past Sunday when reports emerged of two individuals shooting ducks near the Root River dam shortly after 10:00 a.m. A witness told police that two men were armed with either BB guns or air rifles.

One weapon was a pistol while the other was styled to look like an AR-15 rifle. The witness added that he approached the two figures and that one of them may have fired a shot at him as he fled.

That followed a similar incident from June 23 in which two people were spotted with weapons, one of whom was photographed.

New York teens kill and eat local swan

This is not the first bird killing incident to occur in recent weeks, as CNY Central reported earlier this month that three New York teenagers were arrested for killing a local swan and stealing her offspring.

Although two of the suspects were not named publicly, the oldest individual was identified as Eman Hussan, who is said to live in Syracuse.

The Manlius Police Department held a press conference where Sgt. Ken Hatter alleged that Hussan and his two accomplices illegally entered a closed-off pond sometime between midnight and 3:00 a.m.

There the three individuals encountered Faye, a tame swan who was owned by the town. The trio proceeded to kill the animal and then eat her.

Offspring recovered

"They did not know that it was a swan, and they did not know that it was not a wild animal, that it was actually owned by the Village of Manlius," Hatter was quoted as saying.

The three also made off with Faye's four offspring--known as cygnets--who they were planning to raise as pets. All four animals were later recovered.

"The cygnets are currently in the care of a biologist, who ensures the health and wellbeing of the swans for the Village of Manlius," a statement put up on Facebook by the police department explained.

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