Rescued Duck. Bad, bad Leroy Brown.

Sparklecoon

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We got a call about a duckling a friend had found at our city lake today. I thought it was gonna be a wayward little mallard but it looks like someone dumped a little black swede after Easter. Apparently the little guy was swimming up to every mallard hen he could find and they kept dunking him and chasing him off. Didn't think he was gonna make it when he first got here. After some heat lamp and electrolytes he's rebounded. We're calling him/her Leroy. So tiny! Luckily we have an order from holddereads next week until than he's an only child.
 

allgoaton

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The visual of this poor ducky trying to find another duck to swim with is so heartbreaking! Thank goodness someone came around to take care of it.
 

veronicasmom

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Sometimes I really hate humans.........................he is adorable. Keep us posted on his progress.
 

Sparklecoon

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Little Leroy Brown seems to be doing good. He's so tiny. We got out khakis at a couple days old and they weren't as small as Leroy. I'm still pretty sure he's a black Swedish but I'd love to hear from others what they think.


 

Miss Lydia

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Little Leroy Brown seems to be doing good. He's so tiny. We got out khakis at a couple days old and they weren't as small as Leroy. I'm still pretty sure he's a black Swedish but I'd love to hear from others what they think.

Looks like Lil Leroy could be Blk Swede, hows it getting along with your KC? I hope good because they do so much better when they have friends. Bless you for taking him in.
 

Sparklecoon

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Our khakis are 2 months and far to large for little Leroy. We had already had an order of ducklings scheduled and they should come next week. I figure they'll be close enough in age where they can be together safely. He's just spending lot of time with us til than.
 

Miss Lydia

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Oh okay i thought you had already gotten your ducklings, well it will be one spoiled lil duckling, I'd get it a mirror so it can look at itself and know what it is when the others arrive.
 
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