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Old 11-25-2020, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This poor hen mallard only has one foot. The injury looks old, it's healed up. The thigh muscles (my favorite part to eat) have atrophied, just nothing there.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I shoot at least one duck per season with only one leg/foot. Always felt bad for them.
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She get shots n heal? Or was it the band?
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I guess there is no band
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Hey, thats how I swim!
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When I was a kid trapping Muskrats, I'd sometimes catch a Duck that had set off a foothold trap. I don't recall one ever breaking a leg though. I bet that's what likely happened to your circle swimmer.
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Maybe some type of nerve damage from an injury that stopped muscle growth? One of our dogs was abused heavily before being rescued and he can't grow much muscle at all in that area. Doesn't hold him back in any fashion.

Tens of thousands of grebes accidentally landed in Cedar years ago. They were scattered all across town, especially on big parking lots like Walmart because of the reflectivity of the ice. We helped nurse some back to health in our bathtub before releasing them down at Quail Creek. 1-2 definitely had injuries in their legs. I'm guessing their muscles eventually looked like that.
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