Splish Splash

Remember our female mallard whose broken leg just recently healed? Well, that healed leg is now paddling her toward a new life.

On August 22nd we sent her off in style at Dewey’s Mill Pond here in Quechee, VT.

The duck came into our care after being hit by a vehicle in the Barre area on July 31. She suffered a broken leg, which produced a lot of swelling and pain in the right ankle. After two splints, lots of rest, and some anti-inflammatory medication, she was feeling much better and was finally able to use that leg again.

Watch a video of the duck returning to the lake here.

After the video camera was turned off the mallard started to dabble for a snack and splash around, having a quacking good time in her new home. She even started calling to her neighbors in search of a friend — several of whom were waiting just beyond the reeds in the background. All in all, it was a very happy ending.


  1. Anonymous on August 27, 2011 at 1:03 am


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