Duck rescued after being shot in face with air gun

Duck rescued after being shot in face with air gun

A duck, who was shot in the face in England, has been rescued by wildlife officials. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is taking care of the animal.

The duck was severely injured when he was shot with an air gun on April 2 in Hanley Park. The animal was left with a significant facial wound. RSPCA officers had been trying to capture the injured duck since the attack was reported.

On April 11, they successfully secured the duck and his mate from a boat. Both birds were transported to the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich for care.

According to RSPCA inspector Mick Darling, the duck’s facial wound had become infected and he received antibiotic treatment. The duck is currently recovering well and will be rehomed with his mate once he is healthy enough.

Inspector Darling emphasized that such incidents are all too common. He highlighted the vulnerability of wildlife animals, who are exposed and unprotected.

The RSPCA is advocating for stricter regulations on the use of air guns. They want mandatory safety training for air gun buyers.

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