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It was just reported on THE TODAY SHOW that a wife of a duck hunter opened her frig door to retreive something and a duck very much alive was staring back at her. It was reported that the wife decided to take the lucky duck to a wildlife recoup center and that center has given the duck a 75% chance of full recovery. The Drs attributed the saved life to a "bad shot" hunter and to the fact that the frig was not set cold enough. Imagine that! A frig not cold enough. I've had a ringneck come alive in the trunk of a car and trash the interior along with all of the contents, but thats a story for another time. Later, Bill............
 

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Shot duck survives 2 days in refrigerator

Shot duck survives 2 days in refrigerator
Raises head when hunter’s wife opens door


Updated: 5:31 p.m. CT Jan 20, 2007
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - 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 ringneck ended up at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, where it has been treated since Tuesday for wounds to its wing and leg.

Sanctuary veterinarian David Hale said it has about a 75 percent chance of survival, but probably won’t ever be well enough to be released back into the wild.

He said the duck, which has a low metabolism, could have survived in a big enough refrigerator, especially if the door was opened and closed several times. And he said he understands how the hunter thought the duck was dead.

“This duck is very passive,” Hale said. “It’s not like trying to pick up a Muscovy at Lake Ella, where you put your life in your hands.”


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