Sarasota Police rescue baby duck from pile of muck

Posted by Kate Irby on July 17, 2014 

SARASOTA -- The Sarasota Police Department rescued a baby duck from a pile of muck by a drain Thursday morning, according to a release.

Around 11 a.m. Officer Juan Sanchez found the duck near the intersection of Pompano Avenue and Ringling Boulevard stuck in a pile of muck by a drain that was covered in mud, having trouble breathing and in distress.

Sanchez cleared the duck's airways and took him to Save Our Seabirds at 1708 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota, who named the duck Freddy.

“This is a great reminder for public to remember that we handle all birds, not just seabirds. If you come in contact with any injured bird, please give us a call,” said Benjamin Moore, Controller, Save Our Seabirds.

Freddy is doing well, according to the release.

Bradenton Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service