The Barrie Police Marine Unit spotted two drunk males who were making a scene at Johnston’s Beach on Sunday.
An officer noticed one man holding a duck by the neck and taking a picture with it.
Others at the beach were feeling unsettled by the behavior of the two suspects, so Police moved in.
One 34 year old Barrie resident was charged with numerous offences, including cruelty to animals.
The other male was wanted on several warrants from Thunder Bay.
The duck was not injured.