Monday, January 29, 2007

And you thought you were having a tough day.

Perky_the_duck (From BBC), originally uploaded by nazarian.

A few days ago there was a report of a duck in Florida that had been shot by a hunter, brought home and placed in a refrigerator for two days. And when the hunter's wife opened the fridge in order to cook the poor duck, it quacked. Apparently, she was alive.

Well, the story does not end there. BBC has another story about her. She died twice during the surgery on her wing but she made it through.

Ducks are one of the coolest birds out there. I love the way the mothers tend to their kids, and the decisions they make when faced with a problem where she has to sacrifice some kids in order to save the rest. It's a tough choice and I don't know how they feel about it.

Anyway, I am glad the duck made it through. Hopefully she will die of natural causes and won't end up on someone's dinner plate.

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