Duck with blow-gun dart stuck in the head spotted in Florida

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:32:36-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A female Muscovy duck has been spotted wandering near a Florida community with what looks like a blow-gun dart stuck through her head and wildlife officials are investigating.

The Fort Myers News-Press reported the most recent sighting in that city was Sunday. Business owners and residents have tried to capture the duck to get it help, but to no avail.

Melody Kilborn, the fish and game commission spokeswoman, said that in Florida, Muscovy ducks are considered non-native, and may be taken in accordance with state law — but they are protected by an anti-cruelty law.