Neither gunfire nor two days in a refrigerator could slay this duck.
When the wife of the hunter who shot it opened the refrigerator door, the duck lifted its head, giving her a scare.
The man’s wife “was going to check on the refrigerator because it hadn’t been working right and when she opened the door, it looked up at her,” said Laina Whipple, a receptionist at Killearn Animal Hospital. “She freaked out and told the daughter to take it to the hospital right then and there.”
The 1-pound female ring-neck ended up at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, where it has been treated since Tuesday for wounds to its wing and leg.
When you read such stories, try not to ask too many questions. If their intent was to kill the duck, why are they trying to save it? If they prefer animal rescue, why did they shoot it? Or maybe there weren’t any disabled ducks handy to rescue, so they…. See, I told you not to ask too many questions.