Lonely domesticated duck plucked from ice of Benson Park lagoon, where it was…
By Kevin Cole
A little ingenuity and a remote-controlled car helped rescue a pet duck Monday from the Benson Park lagoon, where it had apparently been abandoned by its owner.
Nebraska Humane Society workers were able to corral the duck with a rope pulled by the remote-controlled car, said Pam Wiese, a shelter spokeswoman. The duck, an Indian Runner, has been named Ferdinand after a duck of the same breed in the 1995 animated movie “Babe.”
“We know he was domesticated because he’s very social and he sort of appeared out of nowhere and all alone,” Wiese said. “He seemed to be ostracized by the other ducks. They didn’t want anything to do with him.”
It took animal control officers some trial and error to work out a system to capture Ferdinand. Finally, they hit upon using the car to carry a rope across the thin ice and herd Ferdinand to one side, Wiese said.beemerphill, frylock, Haikugal and 8 othersRadicleFantast, Hunter S, NJCher, PADemD, em77, HeartoftheMidwest, jwirr, NV Wino like this"P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.": Flowers for Algernon
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