The mighty duck that didn’t die

By Staff Report
January 31, 2007 at 1:26 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials said a feathered Lazarus had been shot by a hunter and put into his refrigerator for two days.

That's when the hunter's wife opened the door and the duck lifted his head, giving her a scare.

The man's wife "was going to check on the refrigerator because it hadn't been working right and when she opened the door, it looked up at her," said Laina Whipple, a receptionist at Killearn Animal Hospital.

"She freaked out and told the daughter to take it to the hospital right then and there."

The hospital's staff had the daughter take the 450-gram female ring-neck to Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, where it has been treated for wounds to its wing and leg.

Sanctuary veterinarian David Hale said it has about a 75-percent chance of survival but probably will not ever be well enough to be released back into the wild.

He said the duck, which has a low metabolism, could have survived in a big enough refrigerator, especially if the door was opened and closed several times.




View other articles written By Staff Report

featured merchant

New York Life
New York Life New York Life gives you the path to financial security of life time protection and value of life insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other financial planning. Let us help you achieve the financial goal of lifetime income!

Killona man faces felony for beating dog
Killona man faces felony for beating dog
- 595 views
A Killona man faces felony animal cruelty charges after the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office alleges he threw a 6-pound dog against a wall and “stomped” on him last Monday.