Not Just Ducks…

LukeThe Michigan Duck Rescue and Sanctuary is not only prejudiced in saving ducks, we also help other animals in need as well.  This sleepy little fella is Luke, previously know as Lulu until she was found out to be a he.  Luke had it pretty rough for a while until we spotted him at the MHS – Rochester.  We were told that he may be around eight years old (we’re still trying to authenticate his date of birth) and for about the past five or so years he has been kind of neglected.  The story is that he bit one of his owners (birds DO things like that once in a while), then they just tossed him into his cage and didn’t let him out again.  He also had a broken wing that never received the proper veterinary care and it still bothers him to this day.  Because of his inability to balance himself correctly with his wings, he still, once in a while, will fall from his perches onto the carpet.  Unfazed, he just gets up, shakes it off, and returns to the top!  He doesn’t seem to be comfortable with the ‘female human’ of the house, my wife, his ‘adopted’ mother, as he will usually lunge after her when she is “within range” of his reach.  We are thus lead to believe that it may have been a woman who did damage to him over the years.  Birds do have a pretty good recall of unpleasant associations….

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