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Friday, November 07, 2008

Duck Rescue Squad

Dinner tonight was interrupted by an injured female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) seeking help at the front door.

She appeared to have lost the use of her legs and was thirsty and hungry.

I fed her some small pieces of vegetable, cooked slices of fish cake, and watermelon.

As temperatures are expected to dip to 8° C (46.4° F) tonight, we called the RSPCA but they didn't return our call. We called another animal rescue agency and they told us they had no one in the area to pick up the distressed animal on a Friday night; we would have to drop her off ourselves.

I wrapped the critter in a blanket and placed her in a box for the journey to the vet.

Duck Tales:  2 humans and one chauffeured duck.

Oops! Left the flash on and stunned the driver.


10:45 PM — way past regular office hours, we had to head to the emergency section instead.

Hang in there, gal! We're almost there.

Cousin Jay with the dog food duck.

Ever the Peter Pan, while he dealt with the paperwork, I played with Ginger, a friendly 5-month-old, 16 kg (35.2 lb) German Shepherd puppy.

'Grabbed a handful of bumper stickers for some folks.

Hope the little fella is all right.


Blogger zeenie said...

Hope the duck is alright, that you managed to handle it showed the duck was quite injured.

The doggie is so cute!!

Drop me an email when you get back and we'll catch up then!

November 08, 2008 12:37 PM  

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