INCOMING: New Magpie Girl

This has been a busy week for Ducks and Clucks! Lucky duck went to live with Stella on Monday, and just yesterday we had to bid farewell to sweet and sassy Ramona Monster, who succumbed to lymphoma after putting up a valiant 4-month fight.

Then today we took in the sweetest new little big duck, who doesn’t have a name yet.

little big
Isn’t she cute? She’s a magpie duck, and I think she was found scuffed up by the side of the road. A very nice woman rescued her and took her to a wildlife place, but since she’s a domestic duck, they couldn’t take her.

powers
So through the powers of the interwebs, her rescuer found us and we agreed to take her in. This magpie girl was driven almost three hours to get to us, and I have to tell you… it’s a rare “good egg” who will drive a duck three hours to a new home. She’s lucky to have found such a nice rescuer.

skittish
Magpie girl is still a little skittish, but she enjoyed swimming and preening and eating today, and tonight she is tucked inside a pen inside the larger night pens so she can safely get to know Lionel and Miles, who will be her roommates. (Lionel is afraid of her so far, but I’m sure that will improve in a few days).

stripes
If you’ve been reading about Ducks and Clucks for a few years now, you might know that we used to have a super magpie duck here named Chewy Magooey. Magpies are known for their freckles and their striped feet.

resemblance
Can you see the resemblance? This is Chewy. He was such a wonderful and sweet little guy, and the new girl reminds me of him already.

loyal
He was Flapper’s loyal sidekick, which made perfect sense since he had such amazing striped kicks.

We welcome the new kid and we’ll share her name as soon as she tells us what it is.

Until then, stay tuned, and keep quacking.

23. December 2012 by Silly Human
Categories: New Rescues | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. We’ll be hoping for an infrequent and discreet little quack, won’t we?

  2. Well, since she is taking up where Ramona left off… and in honor of Ramona, I think she should be called Beezus.

  3. Oh My God! Little female Chewy.
    I miss Chewy & Flapper, nice to see their picture again.

  4. How nice to foster a magpie again, she does remind me of Chewy, a lot. I hope she’s as sweet.
    Is she injured?
    Home for the holidays;-)

  5. I haven’t met her, so I could be wrong, but from pictures she looks to me like a Juliet.

  6. What a cute lil lady!

  7. She’s a Festivus Miracle!

    I miss Flappy and ChooChoo so much. Thanks for the pic.

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