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Duck Can't Fly

THIS IS CRACKERS. SHE'S HANGING WITH HER FRIENDS IN HEMLOCK REVINE. WHILE CRACKERS WALKS LIKE A DUCK, AND SHE CERTAINLY TALKS LIKE A DUCK -- THERE IS SOMETHING JUST NOT DUCKY ABOUT HER. FIRST OF ALL CONSIDER HER DIET. EDITH AND ROLAND CLATTENBERG LIVE NEARBY. EDITH REGULARLY FEEDS CRACKERS HER FAVORITE SNACK -- NO NOT THAT ONE..IT'S TOMATOES. THE OTHER ODD THING ABOUT THIS DUCK IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. YOU SEE CRACKERS IS AN INDIAN RUNNER DUCK AND WING FLAP OR NOT SHE'S A GROUND DWELLER.

She's a domestic duck and she doesn't fly. She runs but she doesn't fly. and the pond freezes over every winter and there's predators around and that's the concern that we want Crackers to survive.

SO HOW DOES A DOMESTIC DUCK END UP ROLLING WITH THIS WILD CROWD. FOUL PLAY PERHAPS. WELL IT SEEMS SHE STARTED OFF AS A PET BUT OUTGREW THE BATHTUB AND WAS DEPOSITED BROKEN HEARTED IN THE RAVINE'S HEART SHAPED POOL. AND SHE'S NOT THE FIRST TO SUFFER THAT CRUEL FATE.

Well if you consider fish to be pets gold fish have been put in there several times that's pretty well the main thing..yea at one time there were hundreds of gold fish in there but the osprey got them in the summer.

We know she's a female because she quacks. I guess the males don't quack as loudly but she can quack.

Yea she wakes me every morning about five fifteen.

(reporter: She's a rooster duck.)

And she's quacking for her friends to come back.

IN THE END A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOR THIS TOMATO EATING, NON FLYING, FEMALE ROOSTER DUCK NAMED CRACKERS. THE FOLKS AT THE COBEQUID WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE HEARD OF HER DILEMMA ARE GOING TO TRY TO FIND HER A NICE WARM HOME .


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