Ban on feeding the ducks at park amid fears of rat infestation
Council will hand out £50 fines to anyone caught giving food to birds in Queen's Park, Glasgow.
Park-goers in Glasgow have been banned from feeding the ducks over fears of a rat infestation.
The council will hand out a £50 fine to anyone caught giving food to birds in Queen's Park in the city’s south side in a bid to avoid the problem which affected the green space in 2011.
Locals have complained about the controversial move but officials say it is essential to avoid the spread of disease.
For generations families have been coming to Queen's Park to feed the ducks.
But the park was infested with hundreds of rats during the day three years ago. Pest control teams had to be called in to deal with the problem.
A Glasgow City Council spokesman, said: "It is important that visitors to the park can enjoy it safely. Although there are currently no signs of vermin in the park, feeding the ducks has been shown to attract vermin in the past.
"We would urge people to ensure the park remains a safe and enjoyable place for all and not feed the ducks."
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