Marlfield Lake in Clonmel witnessed a new type of crime recently when the ducks that sit and wander on the road had their enjoyment abruptly curtailed.
A white vehicle pulled up at the feeding area and some men jumped out and proceeded to catch ducks and put them into the van.
They caught a large number of ducks and took no notice of people present, as they chased and caught the misfortunate creatures.
Once they had their job done they drove off, totally ignoring the shocked audience.
“This happened again some years ago and the local Gardai traced the culprits to a location west of the Shannon”, says Marlfield correspondent Bernard Lennon.
Gardai have been notified and anyone with any further information should contact Clonmel Garda station.