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Patrick Eaves inks deal with Anaheim, wakes up to lawn covered in ducks

Neighbors had unique way of showing forward they're glad he's sticking around

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Bringing baked goods to a new neighbor is a common practice, but what do you get for one that's pledged to stick around for a while? A bunch of plastic birds, of course.

Patrick Eaves signed a three-year deal Friday with the Anaheim Ducks, who he was traded to in February from the Dallas Stars.

When he woke up Saturday morning, he found his lawn was covered in fake waterfowls.

Tweet from @Patrick_Eaves: My family and I are very excited to be back @AnaheimDucks! This is a nice way to wake up in the morning! ��#MyNeighborsRule #quackattack pic.twitter.com/gireXRazEw

After joining the team as a potential rental player, he's in Anaheim to stay. And he picked a downright ducky neighborhood to plant his roots.

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