Tuesday, January 23, 2007

One Tough Duck

From Tallahasee, FL, we get one for the weird files...

After a duck has been shot, bagged, and spent two days in a refrigerator, you would expect it to be dead. But when the wife of the hunter who shot it opened the fridge, the duck lifted it's head. The woman freaked out. Apparently the experience took away her appetite for duck, because instead of bashing it over the head she sought medical attention for it. The duck (a female Ring-necked) ended up at Goose Creek Wildlife Santuary, where a veterinarian gave it a 75% chance of survival, although it probably won't ever return to the wild. You can read the full story here.

In other news... Somehow we managed to survive Ice Storm 2007, and Michelle and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on the 21st at Carlo's Restaurant in Beaumont, the place where we first met, two years ago to the day. Only new addition to the year list is Brown-headed Nuthatch (seen in pines around the pond on the 21st). Birds continue to crowd our feeders and devour large quantities of seed. Michelle put out some biscuits and orange slices. They ate that too.


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