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HOA sues Texas couple for feeding ducks, seeks to claim property

A homeowners association is suing a retired Texas couple for alleged neighborhood rule violations, including feeding ducks.



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USA TODAY attempted to contact the Lakeland Village Community Association for comment but was unable.

The Rowes, who have resided in the house for more than ten years, told the Houston Chronicle that they frequently enjoy their morning coffee while sitting in rocking chairs on their porch and observing the ducks in the nearby waterway.

According to the 65-year-old Kathleen Rowe’s attorney, Richard Weaver, she considered it soothing to feed the ducks after her kid died.


According to the publication, the couple listed their home for sale after their homeowners’ association threatened to sue them and foreclose on it.

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According to Kathleen Rowe, who spoke to the Chronicle, she thinks the ducks were “dumped” in the region. When she came across them, she discovered they were missing their mother, so she intervened to help.

The association intends to foreclose on the home if the Rowes are found to have broken the rules and cannot pay the fees.


The couple’s home was listed on July 5 for $455,000, according to documents, but the price has since been reduced by $15,000, The Chronicle reported.

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Originally published on USA TODAY, this article says: Texas couple sued by HOA for feeding ducks; suit tries to recoup property