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Your fourteen year old son, Peter, loves to go to the nearby park. The park has a small lake and the lake has attracted several ducks. Because of constant human interaction, the ducks are very tame. Peter enjoys feeding the ducks scraps of old bread.
Yesterday afternoon, as Peter was returning home from the park, one of the ducks followed him home. Peter claims he tried to chase the duck back to the park but it persisted in following him. Peter has named his new friend Mr. Quackers and has set him up on the patio in an old plastic kiddie wading pool. Peter has provided Mr. Quackers with a bowl of bread scraps to eat. Your spouse demands that the "filthy creature" be taken away immediately. You are none too happy with Mr. Quackers' presence but you tell Peter the duck can stay on the patio over night. You assume the duck will return to the park on its own and the matter will be settled. Peter wants to keep Mr. Quackers as a pet but you and your spouse are firmly against it.
To your dismay and your spouse's terror, the duck is still happily abiding on your patio the next morning. Peter is beside himself with excitement. Before you and your spouse head off to work you tell Peter in no uncertain terms that he is to return the duck to the park immediately after breakfast.
You come home from work and see this:
Obviously Peter has disobeyed you.
What do you do?