Domestic duck in the wild

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MallardDuckling, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Songster

    Apr 29, 2012
    Montgomery County, Ohio
    Awhile ago I notcied a large white duck in the local pond. (Pekin)

    It just happen to appear there one day, so it had to be someone's pet, who didn't want it any longer.

    It's been a few months since the duck has been there. I feel bad for it, he/she is always alone. I know it's mated with a Mallard before as there were odd ducklings swimming by themselves.

    If you raise a duck, then set it free, is there a chance (if you catch it) that you can re-tame it?

    I'm curious if domestic ducks can be re-tamed after being in the wild for so long.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2012
  2. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Crowing

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    Yes, it's possible. But, I've found that if they've been living I their own for more than a few months, it becomes more difficult.
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    They can be "Tamed" but I'm afraid they will most likely be more skittish than their non released counterparts

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