Brutal winter drives sea ducks farther inland in Chicago area
Arkadi Romanov has seen hardy sea ducks withstand frigid waters in his native Russia. But the Glenview man never expected to see one emerge from 6 inches of snow at Beck Lake dog park in Des Plaines, about a dozen miles from Lake Michigan.
Nor did he and Chris Anchor, a wildlife biologist with the Cook County Forest Preserve District, expect to discover dozens more scoters dead beneath the snow at the dog park and a park in Glenview.
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