Lost Baby!

23 Apr

Lost baby Wood Duck. Found by a friend under her car. No sign of Mom. I sent her back home with directions to leave it in a safe place where Mom could find it but keeping a watchful eye on it. She will call our local native animal rescue if Mom doesn’t show up. Poor thing.

Baby Wood Duck

UPDATE: Mama never showed up so young Bob Marley (10 year old girl named it!) was sent off to Native Animal Rescue to be cared for properly!

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5 Responses to “Lost Baby!”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 24 April, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    So teeny!

  2. KGMom 24 April, 2009 at 7:16 am #

    Oh my goodness. You are right to give the mama duck a chance to find lost baby, BUT–wouldn’t we all want such a cutie to live with us. What to feed it, though.
    Do the sensible thing. . .return to mama.

    • Liza Lee Miller 24 April, 2009 at 10:11 am #

      Oh, no kidding, Donna. It was ALL I could do not to scoop it up and take it home and say, “I’ll waise the fwuffy widdle thing!” Still I knew Mama needed a chance to come back. She didn’t though so baby is off at Native Animal Rescue now and I’m sure thriving!

  3. ChicagoBorn 24 April, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    I would love to keep that baby, but it needs its momma more than anything… My heart hurts..LOL

    *I Donated to Cornell Ornithology!*
    http://www.opticsplanet.net/cornell-lab-of-ornithology.html

  4. Steffie 25 April, 2009 at 3:31 am #

    Hartbreaking! They are so cute and vulnerable. But you did the right thing.

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