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A Paradise Shelduck duckling, found drifting from the Estuary to the sea, near the Shag Rock, Sumner, Christchurch. The seagulls were attacking it, and I gave it the chase of it's life, trying to keep it away from the sea and the attacking seagulls, and finally with the help of a very polite lady and her little son, Ryan, we managed to catch it and I took it home with me (because I was all wet, due to the battle with the waves), before we handed it on to a wild animal/bird rescue clinic, where they kept it along with other little ducklings of it's species. We named the duckling Ryan, and we called the whole mission, "Saving duckling Ryan" :)
In the 1st pic, my husband holds the duckling, for the pic...We always have a small cardboard box ib the car, in case we find an animal needing help...
Spotted on Oct 10, 2010
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013
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