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Grimaldy Grimaldy is offline
Posted 11th June 2008, 12:13 PM
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Duck problem


We have a male mallard that has been coming to our swimming pool in our backyard that appears to have an injured leg. When it stands up it stands on one leg with the other dangling straight down from the first joint above the foot. The web between the toes has collapsed and when it goes over to the bird feeder the duck does not walk at all, it pulls itself along on its belly.

I tried to sneak up on it the other night to grab it with a catch net, but it heard me coming and jumped into the pool. It is about three time the size of a pigeon and I have no clear idea about how to catch it, or whether I should just leave it alone. It appears to be in pain as it lies on its side trying to take weight off that side which has the injured leg.

Does anybody have any suggestions or know of any group that has some experience with wild ducks?
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Maggie-NC Maggie-NC is offline
Posted 11th June 2008, 12:37 PM
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Grimaldy, Terry Whatley is the pro on catching ducks and she should be on a bit later today. I think he should be caught because I don't believe he can survive moving on his tummy. This is probably causing some skin damage which can lead to infection. The best of luck catching him.
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TAWhatley TAWhatley is offline
Posted 11th June 2008, 10:57 PM
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Grimaldy,

If you call the Chicago Bird Collision Monitor group, they can refer you to their wildlife rehab there. I've never heard of any bad things or problems from either the collision group or their rehab group.

The duck does need to get help. Since it can fly, it will be difficult. Your choices kinda are catch it with a pool or fishing net or spend the time it takes to get it to come to you for food. If the bird is struggling a bit on the ground, then that's your best time/best bet to get it. Use a pole net or throw a heavy towel or blanket over the bird and scoop it up. This is all truly very much easier said than done.

Please do your best .. the duck does need help.

Terry



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PigeonFly PigeonFly is offline
Posted 9th July 2011, 03:54 PM
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OC duck & geese rescue


where is a good place for duck & geese rescue in OC California to take
friend of mine may have to let go fo his geese and ducks
he doesn't use internet...
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