The Duck And The Blow Dart
A duckling that was shot with a blow dart has been successfully rescued and rehabilitated.
The duckling was shot with a 5 inch blowdart in a pond at Lincoln park in Port Angeles, Washington. The Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center rescued the bird.
Jaye Moore, the center’s executive director said:
The dart went straight through the duckling’s chest, close to the surface of his skin. He’s clearly in pain and undersized compared to his siblings, who we left with their mom.
After the dart was removed, the duck was released back in Lincoln Park where it was reunited with its family!
In this next video, the duckling is filmed swimming with his mother moments after the realease.
Matthew Randazzo, the center’s president said:
We believe we have identified the weapon of choice as a Terminator Blowgun. We also have received reports of kids and teenagers fishing at Lincoln Park who are intentionally striking ducklings when they cast their fishing lines.
I hope they find who ever did this.