There’s A Reason You Shouldn’t Feed Bread To Ducks, And It’ll Break Your Heart

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Remember all those times your parents took you down to your local park, and you fed the ducks some bread?

Ah, such happy memories. And the little duckies love bread, right?

WRONG.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "I'VE BEEN FEEDING DUCKS BREAD THIS WHOLE TIME IM SO ASHAMED IM SUCH A MONSTER" and shows two side-by-side pictures. The left image is a picture of a sign in a park thanking people for not feeding bread to the ducks. The right picture is of a little girl crying and covering her eyes with her hands.

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It turns out we actually should NEVER feed ducks bread.

This shocking revelation came to light after a woman tweeted a picture of a sign in her neighborhood park that thanked locals for not feeding bread to the ducks.

Oh dear.

People on Twitter are absolutely devastated to realize they’ve unintentionally been hurting poor little ducklings for several years now.

The guilt is practically unbearable.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@VelardeDes_tiny lmfao holy shit, guilty af"

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How could we do this?!

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive @beccccatron I was literally by a river today feed ducks bread :c"

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Please, someone tell us the ducks have just finally caught on to the whole gluten-free food trend.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive @GranitJacka Even ducks are on this gluten free ting"

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Schools insisted on teaching us useless algebra skills, but they couldn’t tell us ducks can’t have bread??

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive @EvasionYZY ok but in our defense they never told us this is school"

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TV shows totally dropped the ball on this, too.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive @HylianPrincesse That's because TV made it seem like feeding ducks bread was okay."

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LIKE WTF, HOW MANY DUCKS DID MICHAEL SCOTT KILL IN THIS EPISODE?!

Daddy, how could you?!

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive all those times dad took us"

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Lock us up, dude. We’re all criminals here.

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YOU’RE THE BASTARD, YOU HEARTLESS JERK.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@Cat_garveyyy @mishajoycee picky bastards will get what their given"

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Um, OK… At least we’re all not as bad as this monster right here.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@Maryiaah1 @joshdunlive i've known, but they like it & it fills their belly"

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The one bright side to all this? It may be the birth of a brand new meme.

A screenshot of a tweet which says "@joshdunlive @salenamarieh" and shows a picture of a couple having sex outside on the grass, with a duck in the background looking toward them. The caption of the picture says "Y'all niggas got any brea......Nvm"

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According to MailOnline, bread is basically ducks’ kryptonite because the carbs are very poor in nutritional value and can contribute to a number of conditions.

Some ducks can become deformed after eating bread, or may not be able to fly properly.

Too much bread can also lead to a condition called “angel wing,” which is when a bird’s wings point out to the side, rather than resting flat against the body.

If you still love getting close to ducks in the park, experts advise feeding them pieces of lettuce, bird seed and grapes – just make sure to cut the grapes in half first – instead of bread.

Hopefully, we’re not all going to hell for this.

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via @Elite Daily