Ducks on the College of the Mainland campus are prevalent. So are duck eggs and nests. Some duck eggs and nests, however, have become an unsightly and smelly nuisance after being abandoned, especially around the Administration Building. In an effort to curtail the odor surrounding the abandoned nests, COM maintenance crews will be removing abandoned nests as part of an on-going maintenance project. The humane removal of the nests and eggs not only will help eliminate the smell but also help the aesthetics of the campus. The ducks at COM are known to roam the campus and nest in the landscaped areas. Removal of abandoned eggs also will help keep other duck eggs viable and keep predators, like possums and snakes, away.