DEVELOPING: Crestview Public Works dept. captures injured duck


This Muscovy duck, rescued Wednesday morning at Twin Hills Park, lost its leg last week after becoming entangled in fishing line.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — An injured duck that avoided rescue in one of the Twin Hills Park ponds has been safely captured and is about to be transported by the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society for veterinary care.

The duck, which was able to fly when rescuers approached, had fishing line and wire wrapped around its legs. Finally, a concerted effort by Crestview Public Works, Panhandle Animal Welfare Society and City Hall staffers resulted in his capture.

"I just caught that duck," Public Works Director Wayne Steele said Wednesday morning. "I had to dive on him to catch him. I spotted him coming up out of the pond."

The duck was nestled into a pen constructed at the Public Works Department while PAWS was summoned to pick it up, Steele said.

A number of park visitors have inquired about the duck's wellbeing over the past several weeks.

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