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Monday, 13 June 2011

Mallard Duck, female, with a hook in her beak. (Lydney Boating Lake).

It is unearthly terrible to see such a thing. A female Mallard Duck hooked by some fisherman's, it makes me mad. I have rung the RSPCA.


23 comments:

  1. It is outrageous!!!!! Poor bird must suffer.

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  2. Oh Bob! I dread coming across a bird in such circumstances, it is sickening to see the result of such carelessness!

    I am so glad you rung the RSPCA, I do hope they respond. Please let us know if you find out what happens... I shall worry about it :(

    On a happier note, the word verification is 'kishes' so I will send my 'kishes' to you :)

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  3. A terrible thing to happen Bob.
    I hope the RSPCA respond favourably to your call.

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  4. It's really sad to see a hooked bird. We get them a lot around our fishing piers here in Florida. My husband always laughs because I say there should be no fishing on fishing piers.

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  5. Let us know if the mallard is helped Bob.

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  6. You are right Bob it's an absolute disgrace that this kind of thing is still happening. I saw a Black Headed Gull with a hook around its foot over the winter but we were unable to get close enough to help it. I've also seen an occasional Kittiwake from our local colony get tangled in discarded line. It is senseless and something that can so easily be avoided.

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  7. You did right Bob. Good for you. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Bob, das sind fürchterliche Fotos.
    Hoffentlich kann man sie befreien.
    Liebe Abendgrüße sendet Dir
    Irmi

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  9. I am so sorry. Hope some can help this duck. Have a nice week to you.

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  10. I will tell everybody what has happened to the Mallard Duck. I hope that the RSPCA can catch it.

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  11. Oh Bob, how very unfortunate for this kind of thing to have happened. Yes, please do keep us in tune with what happens with this lovely bird. I feel so badly for her and she must not be able to eat properly with that thing as well as she could get hooked up on something even worse...my heart aches~

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  12. ...ooohhhhh....it breaks my heart....poor thing.

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  13. Oh the poor sweetie. It makes me so angry to find discarded line left by irresponsible anglers. They give true sportsmen, who respect nature and the environment a bad name. I suppose sometimes it can't be avoided.. a broken/lost line and unlucky duck. Most times it's just a matter of being careful not to cast out near fowl. I hope your call will result in help for this beauty.

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  14. Sad, so sorry and what has been done about it !

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  15. Sad, so sorry and what has been done about it !

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  16. Poor little duck. I hope anyone can help her.

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  17. Well spotted Bob. They will catch it. Petty they can't catch the moron who scatters hooks and line about.

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  18. Ducks are my thing at the moment. And I just hate seeing this. You have to rescue yours from the fishermen, I have to keep mine safe from the hunters. ShySongbird's word verification was kishes, mine is clyserv and that sounds close enough to a swear word for me!

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  19. Youkes, I read the three last messages and came back to the origin. Humans, sometime!!! or should I say most of the time, are getting me pissed! Stupid beings!

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  20. Geez the poor thing !
    I'll tell you I got a hook in my ears twice, both times it was my Dad's line.
    It was painful and the second time it was removed at the hospital.
    All the best to you,
    Brad

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