Florida man stomps on ducklings that wandered into his yard, police say

Suspect claims adult duck attacked him

Magdiel Marrero-Pena, 41
Magdiel Marrero-Pena, 41

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Police said a Florida man has been charged after he beat a mama duck and her three ducklings to death with a stick, WKMG reports

Officers found the ducks late Monday morning in the man's backyard, the report said. His neighbors made the call to 911.

Marrero-Pena told officers he beat the adult duck with a stick and stomped on the ducklings, Melbourne police said. He told officers the adult duck had wandered onto his property and attacked him. 

Magdiel Marrero-Pena, 41, of Melbourne, was charged with four counts of cruelty to animals, Florida Today reported.

Marrero-Pena remained at the Brevard County Jail Tuesday in lieu of $20,250 bail. 

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