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May 29, 2009

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Beeker, the Pet of the Day
Name: Beeker
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Muscovy Duck
Home: Houston, Texas, USA
 
   On April 15, 2008 we decided to take my nieces to the park to feed the ducks. I usually bring a long extra duck food and feed as many ducks as I could. That day a mother muscovy and four ducklings were enjoying the sun and eating some of the food that I had brought, when all of the sudden one of the big males chased the mother muscovy from her chicks. The four babies huddled together waiting for mom again when all of the sudden a big crow swooped down and took one of them. I watched in shock for a moment and then snapped out of it. I ran towards the crow screaming at him to let go, till he finally perched a top a high tree, still clutching the baby muscovy with his beak. We then started throwing rocks and sticks at the crow hoping he would come down. All the sudden, the crow let go of the baby and he came crashing down a 20+ feet fall. The baby got up and tried to run away frightened I quickly picked her up and covered her with my shirt. She seemed fine but I thought she would have some internal injuries from the fall. I took her home to keep an eye on her, I figured she would pass on soon.

    Now a year later, Beeker has become a beautiful female muscovy duck with a big attitude problem! She and my other duck Tuwee have since become friends, although they do like to keep their distant at times.

    Beeker and Tuwee short video clip.

Beeker, the Pet of the Day
Beeker, the Pet of the Day

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