Fowl Play Prompts Unusual Court Order

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  1. ISLIP — A court has issued what could be at least a local first: an order of protection for a duck. A Suffolk County judge approved the measure Thursday, telling a man accused of shooting a family's pet duck to stay away from the bird and her owners.
    Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Roy Gross says he can't recall a previous court case involving cruelty to a duck.
    Owner Janet Lippincott says a group of young people bounded over her backyard fence and swarmed the yellow-billed Peking duck with pellet guns on March 17. The bird, named Circles, has recovered after a bullet pierced her voice box.
    The 21-year-old suspect pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony animal cruelty charges.

  2. That is it? He has to stay away from the family? I hope he gets in more trouble than that, he tried to kill an innocent pet! The parents of all those children better wake up, that attack was really a nasty horrible thing to do.
  3. kids can be so cruel....
  4. Freaking insane
  5. Hopefully, the kid got more of a punishement than "stay away from the duck."