Residents giving it a quack to protect ducks

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Capel Shire parks and gardening lead hand Sean Cunniffe and Dalyellup resident Tanya Princi with the newly-installed duck signs.
Camera IconCapel Shire parks and gardening lead hand Sean Cunniffe and Dalyellup resident Tanya Princi with the newly-installed duck signs. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald/Ailish Delaney

Dalyellup residents banded together to fundraise for the installation of new bright warning signs about the ducks in the area.

Tanya Princi helped installed the signs last week and said she was pleased with how they turned out and hoped the bright pop of colour would help drivers to be more aware of the community’s small waddling friends.

“We have so many in our community, they’re an icon around here,” she said.

“It’s their home to stay, so it’s our duty to protect them.

“The area has gotten so built up and there’s a lot more traffic now, so some residents were raising concerns about the safety of the ducks, especially when there are ducklings about.”

Dalyellup resident Tanya Princi with one of the duck warning signs the residents fundraised for.
Camera IconDalyellup resident Tanya Princi with one of the duck warning signs the residents fundraised for. Credit: Ailish Delaney / Bunbury Herald/Ailish Delaney

Community members rallied and pitched in for the printing of 12 signs, some of which will have a permanent home on the roundabout on Norton Promenade while others will be saved for duckling season.

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