Friday, 28 July 2017

Injured Duckling Recovers

Two weeks ago today I rescued a badly injured duckling after an attack by a Black backed gull.

After a short course of antibiotics, anti inflammatory,  and anti bacterial cream applied daily to the bared neck, I am pleased to see the positive results.

There is still a small bare area at the back of the neck and it may be a permanent feature, otherwise all of the neck and face injuries have healed. This duckling happens to be a female so even more important that it survived. Providing the mother still has the other sibling I will return it to the river shortly. 

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