Look who showed up at our sanctuary this morning...
Jacomo! Some folks emailed last night that a Pekin
duck had been dropped off in a drying up, muddy
swamp on Tuesday the 22nd. They said he was running
up to people who were walking by, so they helped
feed him while they looked for a place to take him
(us!). They emailed Saturday night and we emailed
back to say we would take him and they called first
thing Sunday morning to say they caught him and were
on their way.
This poor guy is likely a spring duckling. Probably
hatched in March because he has his full quack. His
rescuers said he practically dove into his pet
carrier and he did the same when he saw his duck
house in our quarantine pen. This tells us that this
poor guy has probably been living in a dog
kennel/crate, which explains the terrible state of
his feathers. His former family probably got tired
of cleaning up the mess as he grew bigger and bigger
and just gave up on the responsibility... and on
photo below was taken AFTER he had a good soak in
his kiddie pool. Good thing was at least he knew
what a kiddie pool was because he ran right over to
it and hopped in. He's been floating in it ever
since. Poor baby boy... I'm going to make him all
And some "pond fun" photos:
Deirdre Dear Heart
Avril & Alanis: "This piece is MINE!"
One of dozens of Common Dew Drop plants (fly
catchers) that grow naturally near our stream bed.