Boys Arrested for Provoking Dogs to Attack Duck

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) - Two boys were arrested on animal cruelty charges after police say they provoked three dogs into attacking a duck that later had to be euthanized.

Witnesses told police they saw the two boys, ages 10 and 14, throw three small dogs onto a duck by a neighborhood lake. The Shih Tzus mauled the Muscovy duck and left it injured.

The duck was taken to a wildlife center for treatment, but its injuries were too severe to be saved.

Both boys were arrested and later released to their parents.

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