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The Homing Duck

Post by slick4591 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:03 am

Last Tuesday we had this duck show up and was hanging out at the shop. I run a local FB group and lost animals are frequently posted so owners can reunite. My post went up Wednesday and the owners claimed him Thursday morning. When they came about 9a to catch him he flew on top of the house, then to the top of the shop. Next thing he flew completely off the property and they gave up and left. I figured that was that and went about my day. A little later around 1p the boy came in and announced the duck was back. He and his friend ended up catching him with a little food inside a dog crate and took him to the park with a lake at other end of town (around 5 miles as the duck flies). Anyway, the duck is back this morning. One of the damdest thing I've ever seen. And just my luck being a Muscovy and my least favorite kind.


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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by HDRider » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:55 pm

Why do you not like Muscovy?
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by greybeard » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:15 pm

They aren't the prettiest things to look at..burrheaded and warty looking.
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by slick4591 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:08 pm

HDRider wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Why do you not like Muscovy?
What GB said. I'm used to the Peking variety.
I wish my brain could forget what my eyes have seen.

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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 pm

An ya eat him?
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by bbirder » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:30 pm

Slick,
Looks like an old wood duck in disguise. LOL
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by HDRider » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:50 pm

slick4591 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:08 pm
HDRider wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:55 pm
Why do you not like Muscovy?
What GB said. I'm used to the Peking variety.
A homely homing duck
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by slick4591 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:56 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 pm
An ya eat him?
Maybe. I'll let you try to get that one by my wife. :lol:
bbirder wrote:
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Slick,
Looks like an old wood duck in disguise. LOL
Cotton pickin' thing almost flies like one.
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by Stocker Steve » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:12 am

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Cotton pickin' thing almost flies like one.
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I thought they could only fly a very short distance?
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by slick4591 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:26 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
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slick4591 wrote: Cotton pickin' thing almost flies like one.
I thought they could only fly a very short distance?
Maybe so, but if you had watched this one take off from the top of my shop you would wonder. Had to have made it 100 yards or more as it went behind the tree line across the road before we lost sight of it.
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Re: The Homing Duck

Post by BRYANT » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:41 pm

I am sure this is not the same duck but about 3 weeks ago we had one that looks just like that one come and stay in our church parking lot for about a week/week 1/2. Church is close to Prague Okla. kids would chase it and it would fly like a wild duck. Fly high and make a circle out of sight the way it flew I wondered if it was crossed with wild duck ?? been gone for a couple weeks now.
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