CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A court has issued what could be at least a local first: an order of protection for a duck. A Suffolk County judge approved the measure Thursday, telling a man accused of shooting a family's pet duck to stay away from the bird and her owners.

Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Chief Roy Gross says he can't recall a previous court case involving cruelty to a duck.......
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