Mysteries Answered: Part 1
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Mysteries Answered: Part 2

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Last Monday I asked:

Can you ID the bird above, photographed in Cajun Country? Why is this type of duck noteworthy?

Tom Mitchell answered correctly:

That is a Muscovy Duck, notable as an invasive species originating not from Moscow but from Central and South America that is a nuisance to some Floridians, who are allowed to capture and kill them. http://www.myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/managed/waterfowl/nuisance/nuisance-muscovies/

Here are the residents of the impoundment behind our Fort Myers rental https://tommfoot.blogspot.com/2018/01/village-edge-muscovy-ducks-january-2.html

(Thanks, Tom!)

The answer I was thinking of that they are noteworthy because like the Mnadrin duck, the Muscovy is considered good eating. According to a park ranger, this is most likely the duck you eat in restaurants.

 

Yesterday: Spider mystery answered.

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