Wild duck with fishing hook stuck in his throat

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PortugalBreeder, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While walking near the river found this female duck behaving strange and far from his flock, decided to approach while filming and found out that it has a fishing hook stuck in the throat.
    Please, give me ideas on how to help it without being arrested (for catching a wild duck).

    Here is the video, it's hard to see the wire, but sometimes you can see the blink of it reflecting the sun, it's really long probably about a meter long and it's kinda coiled:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RNVOvqPkkY
     
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  2. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could probably call animal control if the the duck is really in trouble...they should be able to help it(animal control...ASPCA...something like that...)
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's the problem, as I'm in europe (here don't exist wild dangerous animals near people) there isn't animal control. I could try to convince a vet to help the duck, but I don't think it would be an easy task.[​IMG]
     
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  4. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any type of animal welfare organization in your area, either public or private? That duck is in desperate need of help. I couldn't see the hook very well in the video and it doesn't look like it's in immediate distress, but it's possible that it'll starve if not assisted.

    I rescued a duckling yesterday caught on a fishing hook, but he was easy to catch and it only took me a few seconds to remove the hook. I didn't get into trouble or anything, but no one was really watching and everyone knows I help take care of the animals around here.
     

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