Hello to all. Day before yesterday I rescued an injured full grown Peking duck from entering a large divided highway. After corralling him into my confined side yard (20 x 40), did I realize he has a wound to his right upper wing that looks like it may be a pellet gun wound. Not being my duck, he (she?) won't let me get close to examine the wound. Research locally revealed that animal control is not his best option for survival. As of today, (day 4) so far no one has posted that they have lost a pet duck. Also, my neighborhood is solid suburbia, no retention ponds, farms etc. just a neighborhood with lots of houses and backyards. The closest pond I can find that has white ducks is more than 20 miles away. Tractor supply suggested adequate food, a small wading pool and an antibiotic for the infection..and good luck. I have gathered all of these things and my husband built a shelter for him with pine shavings for comfort at night. He seems comfortable enough now. Q. Any tricks to assist expediting his trust so I can get him to a vet? Q. Should his food be tossed on the ground or placed in a small shallow container? Q. How to tell if this is a male or female? Q. Any other suggestions or comments? Thank you.