wild runners

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cheri222, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. cheri222

    cheri222 Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Erie PA
    Hi Im new to chickens and don't know a thing about ducks. Last week vacationing I saw 5 Indian Runners on Ocracoke Island. Took me forever to figure out what they were. This island is over 20 miles from the mainland and the ducks seem to be living wild in a swamp. They come out to get treats but were very shy. No babies. They were white with tan spots. No one there knew where they came from or what they were. I would post pic but having problems downloading to my computer. Just thought if anyone was going to be in the area, they were really neat to watch. Since they don't fly, I would guess they were brought there by someone. No idea if they could swim that far.
  2. L0rraine

    L0rraine Songster

    May 20, 2009
    Whidbey Island
    It sounds like someone dumped them. Sad because they are much more vulnerable to predators than wild ducks. I know there are some here who have had success rescuing abandoned domestic ducks - don't know if others would recommend someone try to do that or not.

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