It's the time of year when Cochrane gets some of their cutest seasonal residents, baby ducks.

"Reports of ducks nesting near the bank of stormwater facilities and other bodies of water are common this time of year." says the Town of Cochrane. 

Pet owners are being asked to keep their dogs on leash and away from the nesting animals.

"Off-leash dogs can disturb nesting ducks, and disruptions could cause the adults to come off the eggs while they are being incubated."

Dogs are natural predators, and even well-behaved dogs may pose a threat to nesting ducks and their eggs.

"Thank you for helping us protect our wildlife."