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Discarded line presents a real problem

August 31, 2014
By BILL HARDING , Morning Journal News

Modern fishing lines have been a boon to anglers, but they are also dangerous if not disposed of properly. Wildlife of all sorts can become entangled and the results are usually tragic. A friend called me recently to report finding four mallard ducks hopelessly entwined in abandoned fishing line. One duck was already dead and the other three in very bad shape. My friends, after some difficulty, managed to cut the remaining three ducks loose. The mallards didn't look too healthy as they swam away, but hopefully they survived.



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