MiamiHerald / Facing multiple counts of felony animal cruelty, a Florida man admitted to investigators that he drowned several ducklings in his pool, according to reports.

Robert Block, 79, of Naples, faces five counts of cruelty to animals, Collier County Sheriff’s Office records show. According to NBC 2 , Block turned himself in Monday.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report stated Block told investigators he was “frustrated with the wildlife in the area getting into his pool,” and he drowned some ducklings in a March 27 incident, NBC 2 reported.

Block went on to call them “nuisances” and said he was looking for ways to get them off his property, according to the Naples Daily News . Investigators found five dead ducklings near Block’s pool hidden behind a palm frond.


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