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The Duck And The Blow Dart

Submitted by on June 18, 2011 – 9:09 am3 Comments
Duckling with Blow Dart by Sequim Gazette

Duckling with Blow Dart by Sequim Gazette

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.

  • ljravenscraft

    How awful SOME humans are to the beautiful creatures we live on the Earth with!  Thanks Andrew for the touching story!  I am glad it had a happy ending!

  • Carole

    Sad story with a nice ending. How long was the duckling away from the pond?

  • Andrew

    From what I read, it sounds like it was less than a week.