A family of nine ducks was found cut in half in Pembroke Pines. NBC 6's David Jeannot spoke with residents Renzo Delgado, Jinny Newman and Diana Teran about the incident.
Residents in one neighborhood woke up to an unpleasant surprise Thursday morning in Pembroke Pines.
A family of ducks and ducklings was found cut in half after a driver ran over nine of them on Northwest 77th Way and 11th Street.
“I have one thing to say," said 9-year-old Renzo Delgado. "People just don’t care about poor lifeless creatures, they just care about themselves.”
Some residents believe tire tracks found on the road were left by the car that hit the ducks.
Neighbor Jinny Newman said she was heartbroken when she walked in the path of the roadkill.
“What I see is a disregard for life," Newman said. “So what you’re looking at in terms of a family of wildlife could have easily happened to me as I walk my dog or to many of my neighbors.”
Other neighbors believe the incident was not an accident.
“This was made on purpose, this is not the first time we’ve seen this horrible scene,” said neighbor Diana Teran.
Public maintenance aide Mark Menendez said incidents like these happen several times a month.
"It's a big problem and it happens too often," he said.
The solution, said Delgado, is adding more speed bumps and stop signs to the neighborhood.
The speed limit in the area is 25 miles per hour, but neighbors said many drivers speed through 77th Way, using it as a shortcut between Johnson and Taft streets.
City of Pembroke Pines officials did not return a request for comment.
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