Westfield Park: Teens Killed Famous Duck

WESTFIELD (CBS) – Officials at Stanley Park in Westfield are mourning the death of “Ozzie” the duck.

The park posted on its website that their resident Muscovy Duck, Ozzie, was killed by a group of young teenagers at around 4:45 p.m. on Friday. The teens, between 12 and 16 years of age, reportedly stomped the duck to death.

“Ozzie came to Stanley Park a few years ago and has been a special member of our duck, geese & swan family ever since,” said Bob McKean, managing director, on the park’s website.

Anyone with information is asked to call the park or Westfield police.

  • thor's hammer

    this really sickens me. i bet the nimrods will no doubt use some social network to brag about their deed. well punks, payback and i hope it comes sooner rather than later will be enjoyable for us to watch. the parents will hopefully do the right thing and turn their not so little delinquents in. spare telling us that they’re good kids, because we know better. wish i still lived in new england, so i could go idiot hunting.since too many whiners would say don’t jail them, it was only a duck, let’s have the little “darlings” do rotations in boot camp of the armed forces. i’d especially love to hear them crying for their moms from parris island. even though the marines wouldn’t keep them – after all, they’re looking for a few “good” men. be afraid punks. to their community – first it’s cruelty to a harmless animal, what’s next. don’t trivialize their crime.

    • gramps


      • gramps

        Can’t wait to hear from someone, that my punishment suggestions for these…

        ‘Teen Terroists’ are, ‘TOO’ harsh!

        “Tell that to ‘Little Hanna”


      • gramps

        No ‘Cell phones’ or ‘Video Games’,1 year…&…. if found with either we then put ‘Mommy & Daddy’ in the slammer, each on alternating weekends for a month, while JR pulls ‘latrine’ duty @ the same facility.

        Have them work towards financing a proper ‘Memorial’ to ‘Ozzie’ & they must ‘apologize’ to ‘Hannah’ & the other friends of ‘Ozzie’ in person @ the dedication!

      • gramps

        ‘Ozzie’s’ legacy & justice….

        For starters, ‘NO’ drivers license till their 18!….You’ll hear their ‘eyeballs, ‘CLICK’, with this one!!


      • Tsal

        I’d say your punishments are great maybe not harsh enough. I like some of the suggestions below as well. Id go to 21 for license I’ve had too many horses in my life to think of mucking stalls as a punishment but think it is a way to reflect and learn so good idea too

        Will have to think about why mom and dads punishment seems harsher than kids. By this time kids should be responsible for their own actions

      • gramps

        This is a travisty,

        Poor ‘Hannah’…


      • gramps

        For as long as she lives little Hanna will never forget her friend ‘Ozzie’….So young to be needlessly introduced to ‘loss’, along with a chunk of her ‘innocence’….?…..

        Her Parents are left to pick up the pieces & listen to her ‘tears’…..Hopefully they will ‘always’ remind her of the good times she had with her feathered friend ‘OZ’.

    • gramps

      Ozzie Fund: Donations can be made to:

      “Friends of Ozzie”
      c/o Stanley Park
      400 Western Avenue
      Westfield, MA 01085

  • D Caf

    I hope someone drops a dime on these animal abusers.

  • Kenneth

    Very, very, very sad. There is no excuse or explination to treat an animal this way. Whoever killed this innocent duck needs to be stomped to death as well!!!

  • thor's hammer

    do the right thing good people of westfield. drop the dime on the punks. the next stop on their paths is burglary, assault & battery, dwi. hannah there are good people out there who will do the honorable thing. as thanksgiving approaches, let us put the punks on the town green in stocks & pillory, with signs around their necks identifying their crime. then we can really get down to their punishments after that. parents, would you want these losers dating your daughters knowing what they’ve done? drop a dime

  • thor's hammer

    gramps – how about we combine your punishment with mine, for starters. i think it’s still waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too easy on them. we cannot, however have community service include working in a veterinarian’s office. mucking manure in barns, cleaning out chicken coops for at least a year, after doing some jail time might work. hannah, you help decide.

    • gramps

      Evening thor’s hammer’,

      By the time their old enough they’ll be ‘FELONS’ & Unkle Sam won’t touch them!

      The barns & chicken coop idea will work very nicely, as a ‘stocking stuffer’!


  • Garrett

    I think that they should be sent to justice for the heinous crime they commiited. And they should be KILLED OR STOMPED TO DEATH JUST LIKE THEY DESERVE. THEY SHOULD BE STABBED AND ARRESTED JUST LIKE THEY DESERVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nosgood4me

    This is why i never liked zoo;s or circuses when i was a young i saw the clip of “TOPSY” the elephant.. later a school field trip to a local zoo. where punk kids spat at the chimps … i never was a fan of primates but even then it saddened me .Animals did not ask to be entertainment for humans. the animals did not choose to be fenced in and caged.. after the Ohio tragedy i am more firm in my belief to end all animal captivity zoo’s and circuses. F-ing kids…

  • Swim69

    I am heartbroken and sickened by this story…. What is happening to our youth?? This story is realy sad… What a bunch of punky, loser, unfeeling, jerky kids – and that’s being nice!!!!! And, as we all know, the killing of animals often indicates a more deeper seeded issue and can lead to more violence. I hope hope hope they catch these pathetic excuses of human beings…. I’m disgusted.

  • Chuck

    This is a terrible story. Hope the community steps forward and brings these kids out in public to face the humiliation that is due. Time for the community to act.

  • emom

    I say let every goose, swan , duck and other water fowl PECK out their cold hearted eyeballs, Dig into their ears so they no longer will hear the beautiful sounds of these birds, and Bit the lips so they can not cry out in pain and or help ,, Let them feel the pain they inflicted onto a poor defenseless creature and feel the torment bestowed upon them. Then let them wander for the raid that leads them nowhere.
    Animals like these ( teens) need only to feel the same kind of pain, Jail is far to good for them since they would only be out in a few short months , plus they would be given 3 meals a day a roof over their head a place to sleep and a blanket and pillow,, NO I say let the creatures they tortured do away with them feel their anguish their pain, their loss then put them in front of the children which will cast them away and give them harsh words for what they have done.
    YES this is harsh But just to those that are cowards and brutal, Next they will hurt a person. then were is the justice .

  • Tsal

    Hmm. Anyone heard of Violence begets violence a couple of the comments are about as violent as the act itself.

    • Marie

      Hmm…good point, Tsal. = /

      • Nosgood4me

        @Tsal..Its easy to quot eloquent clever phrases that do nothing to mend the hurting heart of victims of people who care for loved lossed . person or animal.

        These kids took away the owners as well as visiting children rights of happiness away from them. not to say in the least an animal ment to be “protected” and loved… by violent cowardly thugs.

        There may come a day when victims have had enough and people want to right a wrong. because we know full well our courts have and will fail the victim.

        In today’s world its getting very easy to side with revenge when we have no justice.

  • emom

    When an animal has brutally hurt, maimed or even killed a human. That animal is thus put down, When a human hurts, maimes or kills a human, they can be put to death.
    Should we allow a person to commit such a crime of brutality to live out there life in luxury , enjoy such wealth of food housing and clothing , all the while they truly do not learn how horrible of a person they are for their actions they have committed.
    Three strikes rule should be used in this situation. However I truly do not believe these people would even care what the punishment is to be,, since they have hate and malice along with contempt and therefore have no mercy for life.
    Should such an animal be allowed to go on with no shame of what the have done. Or be allowed to live in peace and pain free , there victim has had no chance . Animals that are viscous should be caged, and treated as such ,,,, show no mercy for those who show no mercy to their victims. No matter how small they are. Even if they bear feathers and a beak

  • Marie

    As if there aren’t enough reasons to hate teenagers already.

  • DAN


  • DAN


    • gramps

      Not really!…..

      Poor ‘Ozzie’ was ‘brutally stomped’ to death…..aka…..’PRESSED DUCK!



    Send them to summer camp at Pennophile state!!! A few nights of bear hugs with the coach will set them straight. Maybe not!! lol. They need to be publically punished for their misdeads. Lets stop protecting the identiy of the youth. Lets bring back the stockades and publicly humilate them. Japan has the right idea with caning. They have litte if any crimes of this type in Japan

  • WSpringfield

    TSAL comments are misquided. Most violent offenders such as Jeffery Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Hitler all came from non-violent upbringings. So your theory that violents begets violence is a bit too liberal. Stop confusing Violence with discipline. Children need discipline. We do not provide enough of that these days. The more liberal our country has become the weeker we have and will become. Its time to raise men and women not spoiled brats that stand out in front of city halls demanding free handouts.

    • Nosgood4me

      People like that care little of the feelings of others and apparently the rights of animals . The fact the very place was a place of sanctuary , tells me that no animal has a right to live its life without human interference .

      When we can’t protect children from child raping coaches or clergy …. and “Men” too cowardly to aid to the child’s rescue. We allow our elected to have the lawless run the streets drunks running down killing people and hurting an 11 year old girl.. our elected acting criminally and doing criminal acts themselves. AND where a good majority of people feel they have no problem of our elected taking pictures of their schnuts and making them out to be a form of greeting.

      I hold no hope for any justice for a duck . none cares a fig about people. No one will care for animals . and if this guy quips proverbs and sayings about the reactions of people who are in anger. it just shows who has more compassion, whether its in a form of frustration pointed at evil black hearted individuals.

      The real fact,, maybe one day for some unlucky stiff.. a person never really grasps the idea for a every action there is a reaction and one day they could make the most ultimate of mistake’s and have the tar beat out of them.

      Tsal is capable of long discourse apt writing skills but lacks commonsense in important things and maybe lacking to be sympathetic and for the rights of others or animals , morals as well as compassion perhaps. again violence may beget violence .but lawlessness and lack of morality is violence as well .. i guess it what you rather have .. a vengeful judge and jury . or evil run a muc. if they kill a duck in this fashion what would these kids do too any of (your kids) if left alone with these creeps… with NO economy joblessness and Homelessness then we are sure to see some really awful things if this country doesn’t turn around for the good .

      • Tsalll

        I don’t support pecking the eyes of these kids out and stomping them to death and in once instance sentencing them to death and you think I lack compassion. You are kidding right?

      • Tsalll

        You might note I didn’t think gramps suggestions were severe enough. Although perhaps you do support the violent suggestions. Violence is of course becoming a first reaction to many in our society e.g. Road rage and bullying.

  • minercat

    Lord, please deliver swift justice to the purely evil individuals responsible for this. May your innocent and beautiful creature rest peacefully by your side.

  • Nosgood4me

    @Tsal: Another one….. first the word Bullying is not in my vocabulary (.)
    The word “Bully” is a word for people that deny what happens to children on a continual basis. children are Assaulted .either verbal attacks or assault and battery and any moron who will continue to use that word is a ( reality escapist ).. and is no advocate for children’s rights. again if punishments deserve to be softened for even the cruelest of actions serves society not.

    Nothing is learned. Fact is i whole hartley agree with most of the peoples premise that if a child go’s un corrected by clubbing defenseless animals and you find good cause sentencing ,,my god teach you by having one of these fine individuals date or marry a family member close to you…. Dare say you would change your tune.

    i find even a persons who does this to an animal is almost NON REDEEMABLE and lacks human compassion A DANGER. he is ill…and its a pity that state institutions are no longer open.. (with historically a very good reason for it ) but still a shame as we need such warehouse’s for “human” refuse.

    • emom

      NoGood4Me, Precise and to the point, We are a society of leinet and way to forgiving of human animals. Those that hurt a defenseless animal to feel powerful and just, will at some point hurt, Mame and kill a human,
      Thus the case that just broke of a triple murder, A human that brutally stole the life of three caring humans to be snuffed out by a cold viscous in human animal that resorts to such a brutal act, Life for such evil doers is far to good for him as well as is the coward human animal that stomped the life out of a defenseless duck beloved by all.
      I agree that having a warehouse of vile humans that at some time will gain entrance to the free world to only be so pent up with vindictiveness that at some point they could re abuse and commit murder, At that point we allow the to victimize once again and then the victims will feel helpless and afraid because no justice will console them.
      Tell the victims oh well live with it. I find that brand of justice to heartless and cold., inhuman animals need to be dealt with we need harsher punishments or we will need the cells to protect our lives from the evil doers running amok in this world .

      • tsallllll

        I don’t think anyone here has said to tell the victims to live with it, emom.

        I can’t believe I’m even responding to the call to stone the kids and let the remaining ducks poke out their eyes. Good grief

      • Nosgood4me

        Emom, I am simply tired of seeing victims get victimised by our courts. and just as angry when i see innocent animals become the punching bag of mans woe’s at every turn animals bear the brunts of our emotions ..either by attitudes of selflessness of letting domesticated animals out doors to be picked off by automobiles, foxes, coyotes and well fed hawks.

        Animal abandonment’s during times when people loose their homes.Or
        people who have no business in keeping captive wild exotic animals and cannot control the outcome.

        I keep saying over and over when it comes to man and animal the animal will ALWAYS loose.

        I am more of an advocate for animals and their rights than man . A man (supposedly) can reason , Animals do not. and i have looked at the way this decade has basically declared war on wildlife more than any other time… in my belief or that i have seen. and i see such a disdain for animals and their rights . by disturbing “protected ” hawks for the benefit of man. and poison programs from federal biologists on Wellfleet singleling out one “predator” (wrongly )

        And yet we want to treat sick individuals with mercy and kind gloves ? for killing……

        Its bad enough when some people remark in forums as such do not , will not , or cannot grasp that people are tired of the kid glove treatment that doe’s not work , except give a warped medical induced credence (excuses) of a anti social behaviour or killer wanna be’s for these individuals by the “medical establishment” medical based excuses for bad or criminal behaviour…. is what it is. and again makes victims out of victims and the guilty un punished.

        So the rest of us watch the abhorrent behaviours go un punished and in some cases glorified by meat headed individuals

        Emom at one time we had disagreed , but i think we found common ground here. i guess we both can agree that IS far worse to show how cool it is to be a human without compassion , soul , heart , morals and pride. than the home growers story we disagreed on ….well,,, to a point. this is a different type of killing one that shows real hatred for something so innocent and could not defend its self … But again for most of you its just a duck right…..

  • Ron

    We are condemning these “Teenagers” for committing an act of violence yet some of us are suggesting violent acts in retaliation. Isn’t there enough violence in the world
    already? I think a hard labor community service project is more appropriate. After all are we not trying to teach them violent acts are wrong?

    • Nosgood4me

      Some people think in this country hard labor is a human rights violation. as well shaming a person into being remorseful… when we have people that walk around in our society by just their appearance by what they do to themselves should be reason enough to learn shame. But to these people its “expression” in the eyes of clear thinking normal people is self abuse.. The point is No one today knows the concept of either shame or embarrassment. there for will never know what really being truly remorseful is. Now that we as a society feel the need to not punish a crime that equals the offense .. then rightly so people will say “its just a duck” and there just being kids..

  • emom

    So where does the act of violence end. A child plucks the wings of a beautiful butterfly then smashes it. A child is in the woods and uses a slingshot to hit squirrels, then they use larger stones and kills them. Later they set fire to a small pile of sticks, later they start a larger fire, a young child of 13 molested his sister, then later rapes. Later looking for more of a thrill they stomp a duck and kills it, What will happen later, Murder, then what where does the violence end. I ask If it was handled in the beginning and dealt with in a proper manner, would it escalate to a more violent manner. would it have stopped when it was first seen.
    I wonder, After hearing the triple murder today I highly doubt it. We are a passive country giving criminals more chances at life and freedom than those that want safety from such brutes.
    What I say is harsh, if this was another country we all know that is exactly what would have been done. Is it right,, I wonder, Is murder right, should they be allowed to gain freedom on a technicality and then commit such a crime again this time to a person;
    Harsh as it is we all know that our justice system is far to forgiving, But the victims are not as forgiving for they have nothing to forgive. They have lost something precious and there is no forgiving for such brutality.

    • Nosgood4me

      Ill go along with that.. well said

      • emom

        Nosgood4m4e, THANK YOU,, I too am tired of the innocent continuing to be victims. While those that walk amongst us skates thru life with not even being punished. Like I said it starts with the wings , till they thirst for blood, Something has to be done and at this level is it still to late. I am also tired of hearing they have reformed, I highly doubt any criminal ever reforms, we see and hear that they play the law tell them what they want to hear and then get out and do it once again. I believe this is partially why they want to change the law I say never let them walk amongst the victims again. they will never reform.
        I believe once they find these kids they will have some broke home they live in and they live in poverty. or they have been a victim themselves something will play a roll in why they committed such a hate crime. And to a bird no less,
        If it was a child that also could not defend themselves would they be so forgiving and look for reforming these punks.

  • Tsal last

    Nots good. Let me tell you a story since you have decided based on my comments or better what you wanted my comments to say that you know me. I mentioned mucking stalls above. That’s because I have been involved with horses in the horse show world. My child was ostracized by her trainer and every single one of her friends because she fought the abuse that is rampant in that world. I have never been so proud of anyone when I watched her stand up at a very young age to what she knew was cruel and unacceptable. Perhaps you might get off your pedestal long enough to know you are not the trial and jury. Then read Ron’s comment below. And Ron I absolutely agree but dont say violence begets violence because you’ll be accused of all sorts of things.

    • last tsal

      by the way notsogood – that’s what you call bullying – thought you might need an example because clearly it wasn’t denied – another grand assumption on your part

      sorry for the many names – apparently to post you need to be creative unless you want your posts to disappear

      • Nosgood4me

        There is no such word (Bulliying)

    • Nosgood4me

      Well right off the bat.. i would consider “mucking” derogatory remark .. if i had horses i would rather say…. I tend to my horses. you make that sound like cleaning or caring for your horses as work rather than love for your animals. Hey i am no means on any pedestal when it come to advocating for the real silent majority ( animals )..the daily abuses of animals . and i never advocated violence to any child <<<But i did say i understood the heated reaction many clear thinking people think when story's like this happen.

      and all to many times good people and animals get rearended by arm chair jockey crack writers such as yourself who can't see that the system broke and people like you are enablers. give the kid a cup cake .. let dadims kiss it make it feel better.. you people deserve SH%@ like this when it happens . but un fortunately it happens to good people and innocent animals .. Get off the pedestal ! there is many things that are wrong with this country . and that is the unwillingness to correct bad behaviour that make more desirable to people knowing there IS NO CONSEQUENCES .. forget the idea an animal was mashed under foot for amusement.

      Fact is people like you sugar coat actions such as these .. i would love to have you sit down with that little girl from the above movie clip and listen to you give your philosophy's of life as to why she cant enjoy feeding or being kind to an animal … those kids robbed her of that childs innoscene as well as killed a living thing just for fun . that would really go over well… I had a farm too.. might not been horses, but my rabbits were respected and each cared for properly don't think i considered cleaning and caring .."Mucking".

      • tsal the end

        You are a pompous and judgmental person aren’t you. First mucking is anything but derogatory and the fact you say it is degrades all of those who spend hours mucking their horses stall every single day – often twi times a day – because they love the horses and it is all part of the time spent with them and for them. I have never felt more peace than when I spent time with horses and that includes MUCKING their stall so they have a clean bed of shavings to lie in at night.

        You are simply on your own bandwagon today (maybe all days) and I think I’ll leave you there – reminding you that although you seem to want to say that I didn’t think these kids need punishing that I did – at the start – and you really need to learn to read.

        I’ll simply say that the methods you endorse such as having eyes pecked out and taking a childs life as punishment are a bit twisted to say the very least. Keep up the “good” thoughts but please do not champion any of the animals I have cared for – they deserve better.

  • Nosgood4me

    People have lost control of basic rights in our country . and we are showing the fruits of complacency.

  • Ron

    Thanks tsal I think it is time we all start taking responsibility for our actions and stop making excuses for bad behavior

    • tsal last

      absolutely Ron – these kids need to have severe – not violent – punishment. I did like a lot of Gramps suggestions and if they are in fact 12 years old the parents need checking on also.

  • Nosgood4me

    Tsal ..your a tool and a complete cretan.

    • Tsalllll

      From you that’s a compliment. Thank you

      • Nosgood4me

        your most welcome.

    • The Batman


      I think we would all be better served if you could simply make your point and leave out the name calling and personal attacks unless the only way you can feel good about yourself is to try to make others seem smaller and less human.

      • Nosgood4me

        Batman ? what name calling… its Tsal how is that a name… computer. dopes. keep stroking ego’s that aren’t worth it. Batman shut up . find some tune to cry with your balding BMW driving no nutters..
        You guys make light of a serious nature.. you are all nit wits a person would realise that stomping the Schit of a defenseless animal make big men of you.. bet you your the type that will go out to a golf coarse and club the geese. because your game cuxs. he men go watch a pats game. and sob.
        any better ?

      • The Batman

        …and I believe that referring to someone as a “tool” and a “cretin” (correct spelling) would come under the heading of name calling

      • The Batman

        I think you just proved my point.

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