An appalling spectacle was awaiting this morning the municipality workers of Trikala, when they went to clean the river bank of Lithaios. They found the bodies of the four little ducks living in a fenced area and swimming in the river, without a sign of life. The abused bodies of the ducklings were just laying dead near the fence. According to local portal Trikala News, the four ducklings had been drawn by unknown culprits, and thus youngsters, according to local information.
Visibly angered and outraged Deputy Mayor of Trikala Theodoros Spanos told trikalanews.gr «This is an atrocious act of barbarity executed,according to my information, by a group of 4 young people today at dawn. I ask them to restore the ducklings that give a pleasant touch to the city … alas, they fall into my hands”.
In one of the pictures showed that one duckling has been deprived of its feathers.
The four ducks are were a mascot for the municipality park and the river, a spot of attraction for many children and tourists.