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A Florida man shot a neighbor, according to his daughter, in a heated dispute over ducks and geese.

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The ducks enjoy eating seeds, which can lead to the destruction of local lawns.


According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, they may also transmit the avian influenza virus and other diseases to humans and native waterfowl.


The commission wrote on its website that "controversies often occur between residents who appreciate the birds and residents who consider them a nuisance."



On Tuesday morning, Victor Ezquerra allegedly approached his friend, Jose Gambarrutta, sitting on his own front porch.


According to a witness, the two men got into a scuffle, after which Ezquerra shot Gambarrutta in the arm.


After allegedly shooting his neighbor over a dispute over feeding local ducks and geese, an 83-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.


Gambarrutta finally let go of the gun, and the witness called the cops after kicking the gun away, according to Local 10 News.


Furthermore, Gambarrutta captured the incident on his phone, which led to Ezquerra's arrest later that day.




According to Ezquerra's daughter, the shooting occurred due to a long-running rivalry between her father and local ducks and geese.


"When I got home, I found out he had shot him," she said.


"I'm like, 'Why did you shoot him?'" he says after shooting the guy.


Ezquerra's daughter admitted that her father might be difficult to get along with but never imagined he would do anything like this.


Although the conflict's exact nature is unknown, such birds may be a nuisance, cause property damage, and spread disease.


Following a court hearing on Wednesday, Ezquerra was ordered to be held without bail.


Gambarrutta is now recovering from his injury in the hospital.



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