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Las Vegas woman concerned for future of ducklings

Posted at 11:17 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 14:18:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas woman fears what will happen to a set of duck eggs once they hatch in her backyard after a set of them died last year.

She says they ended up drowning in her pool shortly after birth.

Alora Kenerly has lived near Valley View and Washington Avenue for almost three decades, but last year she had a guest unlike any other.

Baby ducks hatched in her own backyard and made their own home in her pool.

But unfortunately, their time didn't last long.

"The ducks got into my spa and passed away," says Kenerly.

Just days ago, the mother duck returned and left multiple eggs.

"People had told me at work that she would probably come back and nest again and she has."

Alora fears the unexpected dark ending after their hatching last year will happen again.

"I don't know what to do and I don't want to go through seeing these ducklings pass again."

Alora reached out to 13 Action News after not getting help from Clark County Animal Control.

13 Action News spoke with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to see if anything can be done to save them before they hatch.

Officials say because of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, these ducks are federally and internationally protected.

Once they establish a nest they cannot be disturbed, and the ducklings cannot be moved until the birds move them first.

"It's a life, it's a creature, something living and doesn't want to see it just destroyed by lack of health."