This duck

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Bridges
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This duck

This duck is by the river at Torquay, Victoria.  I have seen it several times now.  It is very tame, seems to prefer the ground rather than the water, and this is what worries me.  I don't think it can fly, and dogs are allowed off-lead in this area.  I feel it must be a released captive.  Please, has anyone any suggestions as to what I should do about it.

Araminta
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I would say, make it flywink Run up to it, wave your arms or do something to frighten it. You will soon know if it can fly. If it can't , catch it, take it home and have a nice dinner.devil O, sorry, ring someone who keeps ducks, they'll take it off you.

M-L

Bridges
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Araminta, shame on you!  I will however try the force to fly bit, but shant be taking it home for dinner.  I don't eat ducks.frown

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Qyn
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Inside your local phonebook there is usually a number to call for wildlife. Feral or non-native animals are usually put to sleep which is better than a dog/fox attack. You could also try contacting Edgar's Mission for some other type of advice. Good luck!

Alison
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Bridges
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Thanks Alison.  I have caught the duck this morning, it ate some rice with gusto, obviously starving, and is very underweight.  Have taken it to our great local vet, and after looking at it, he will pass it on to our wildlife carer.  Can't believe that it appears to have been dumped.  And thanks for Edgar's Mission info, I did not know of its existence. 

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Qyn
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My pleasure Bridges - thanks for catching the bird and giving it a chance.yes

Alison
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