The Coshocton Tribune writes that Welker's town of West Lafayette, which rests about 80 miles east of Columbus, banned the keeping of waterfowl and farm animals in 2010. There's no consideration in the ordinance for therapy ducks. As such, Welker was slapped with a minor misdemeanor citation and a possible $150 fine.
"They're quite a relaxing animal, and they help comfort me in different situations," he said. "(Watching them) keeps you entertained for hours at a time."
He added that the ducks provide both physical and mental therapy for him each day.
Welker will appear in court on Wednesday.
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