You need some help as many people[friends] as you can get form a human fence, someone is going to have to get into the water to walk slowly behind him towards the shore and the human fence you have in place have a dog crate set up so he has no choice but to get into it once on shore or a dog xpen set up walk him into it then go in behind him and pick him up and put him into a dog crate. Others have rescued ducks and geese this way. I got 2 drakes from our river that had been dumped by using a dog xpen setting it up at the rivers edge and putting food at the back so they had to walk into the pen to eat then I closed up the open end and picked them up put them into the dog crate and brought them home.
I think TSC and others should be help accountable maybe we all should start a letter campaign to let them know what is happening every Easter when they sell these ducklings. With pics if we can get them.
Patti, what do you do about segregation when you do that? As much as I'd like to rescue waterfowl, the thought of bringing a duck that's been exposed to who knows what on my property scares me to death. We're really worried even about our little drake the buyer is supposed to be returning, but we're of course still going to take him back.