As house pets, do ducks fit the bill?
Kensington woman inquires to council about having a pet duck
Kensington, P.E.I., Mayor Rowan Caseley sees no reason to prevent a resident from having a pet duck.
A woman had asked a councillor if a having the pet bird would ruffle any feathers. And as loony as it might have sounded, council did not duck the issue Monday night.
"I didn't think I heard it right at first," Caseley said. "But then I thought of it, well … people have pet snakes, pet dogs, pet cats, everything."
Unlike some other municipalities on P.E.I., the Town of Kensington has no bylaw that deals with backyard chickens — or ducks.
Well, as long as the ducks aren't … unlimited.
I didn't think I heard it right at first.- Kensington Mayor Rowan Caseley
"One duck, that's like one dog," Caseley said, noting the bylaw that states any resident with more than two dogs must have a special kennel licence.
Even though Caseley was brought up on a farm, he never thought of having a duck as pet.
But it turns out, the idea of a pet duck just might fly.
"They are kind of a nice animal to have around, I guess," Caseley said. "They're friendly — most of the time anyway."