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February 16, 2014

Ice cover a threat to many Michigan waterfowl

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Good said the bird can be picked up and placed in a container with towels or blankets. The animals should be warmed and given water, but not food because the animal’s digestive system likely cannot process it.

Uninjured birds should eventually be reintroduced to open water, Good said.

The winter’s hazards for waterfowl should not have a significant impact on the ecosystem, Good said.

DARCIE MORAN writes for Michigan State University's Capital News Service.

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