Injured Twin Hills Park duck receiving treatment after rescue


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: Friday, May 3, 2013 at 04:24 PM.

CRESTVIEW — An animal rescuer will care for an injured Twin Hills Park Muscovy duck after a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-licensed rehabilitator provides treatment.

Public Works Department staffers on Wednesday captured the 10-pound waterfowl, which had eluded rescue since December.

The duck, with distinctive red head markings, had been a concern for park regulars who noticed fishing line wrapped around its swollen left leg.

RondaBell on Monday noticed the duck's injured leg had fallen off over the weekend.

"Bless his heart," she said.

Public Works Director Wayne Steele said his department, which oversees Parks and Recreation, received many calls about the bird.

Public Works, Parks and Recreation staff, and Panhandle Animal Welfare Society animal control officers tried unsuccessfully to capture him.

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