REPORT: A woman known as “the bird lady” is facing criminal charges for feeding the ducks, geese, and pigeons at a local pond.
Eighty-year-old Claire Butcher has been feeding the birds for 45 years at Flax, Sluice, and Goldfish Ponds in Lynn.
But the controversy really began to simmer back in 2009.
At the time, Lynn officials were fed up with Butcher. They had been complaining for several years, asking her to stop bringing shopping carts full of food to the pond.
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