BLUE HILL, Maine (CBS) – There’s one less lonely duck in Maine, just in time for the holidays. A Blue Hill man put out an ad seeking a friend for his recently widowed duck, and it appears to have worked.
The Bangor Daily News shared the story of “Yellow Duck,” whose partner was snatched by a bobcat. She stopped socializing with her chicken friends and seemed to be quacking more frequently in distress, so owner Chris Morris took action.
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“Lonesome runner duck seeks companion. Partner recently deceased,” read the “Duck Seeking Duck” sign that went up on a community bulletin board. “Serious replies only.”
On Sunday, Yellow Duck was introduced to a mallard given to Morris by another farm owner who heard about the ad from a friend. She and “Mr. Graham” are getting along well, cuddling at night and quacking with the chickens.
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“They seem to have bonded,” Morris told the newspaper. “He won’t leave her alone. At first she was a little wary of him, but now they follow each other around everywhere.”