- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) - Two Australian magpie geese are causing quite a flap in a central Florida retirement community.

The geese - who residents have named Lucy and Rickey - apparently love the swimming pool. While residents would prefer the geese to stay on the lake, they’ve gotten used to it. But Tuesday someone picked up the female goose and took her to an area near the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuse.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://bit.ly/1rNQEom ) reports Lucy returned to Hacienda Del Rio on Wednesday, flying some nine miles.

Wildlife officials say it’s a federal offense to drop an animal in the refuge. And it’s against state laws to release any animal into the wild that’s not native to Florida.

Residents say Lucy and Ricky may eventually go to a wildlife rehabilitation center.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com


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