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>According to a 1992 summary of fossil vertebrate records in Florida, a
>specimen identified as Masked Duck is known from the very early Pliocene of
>Florida -- approximately 5 million years ago.  The locality is not not
>cited, but an educated guess would be the "Bone Valley" phosphate beds of
>Polk County.

Undoudtedly an escape! ;)

Best,

Jeff Bouton
Port Charlotte, FL
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