Life and sudden, pointless death in the L.A. River: we found these two dead ducks within 20 yards of each other, just north of the Hyperion Bridge on the 5 side of the River on Sunday.
It’s the first time I’ve ever seen dead ducks along the River.
The first, pictured below, seemed to have been shot — the other, pictured futher below, seemed to have died in a struggle. Since the bodies were left, one would guess this was done by humans for sport. I can almost understand killing the ducks for food — that’s life — but just to kill them? Sick.
We need more people reinhabiting the River: the more people around, the harder it is for sadists to do their thing.
(Photos Jay Babcock, 30 April 02007)