Monday, October 08, 2012
Rescued Ducks Encounter Water For The First Time
By Sarah Medina : 10/05/2012 4:14 pm EDT
Rescued Ducks Water First Time, Good News .Two dozen recovering ducks were able to swim for the first time ever after being rescued from a horrible hoarding situation.
Watch the heartwarming video. It may make you want to adopt one of those adorable ducks.
Grist.org reports that the ducks were rescued from a hoarder who'd been keeping more than 160 birds in filthy and overcrowded conditions. The ducks had never even seen water before.
The Woodstock Animal Sanctuary, in Woodstock, N.Y., has since nursed them back to health -- repairing infections, injured feet, and malnutrition.
The toughest part, though, was teaching the ducks how to swim. In the video, you can see that they're a bit hesitant at first, but become comfortable once they get in the water.