Rome Couple Saves Duck with Fishing Line Wrapped Around it’s Neck
A Rome couple helped save a duck that was wrapped up in fishing line.
Vita Puma and her fiancé Cory Bilodeau were at Guyer Field in Rome when they noticed a fishing line running across the creek from a tree attached to the female duck. "She was trying to get away but would get pulled back from her neck, and the fishing line would move," says Puma. "As we got close, the male and female ducks attempted to fly away, but the poor girl got snapped back onto the grass on the other side of the creek."
You may think it's just a little broken fishing line that will cause no harm, but this poor girl would have most likely starved in that spot if we hadn't decided to go to the park and step in to help her
The line was wrapped around the duck's wing and neck. Puma and Bilodeau worked to free the duck. "She was scared in the beginning, could hardy quack, but then she calmed down as soon as I got the line off of her wing," says Puma. "Her mate didn't try to attack us, yet stayed very close watching, almost like he understood we were trying to help."
The line was so tight around the duck's neck Puma says she had to slip her nail under the line allowing Bilodeau to burn it off, freeing her neck from the remaining line without burning her skin. "Then as I released my grip, she immediately flew into the sunset, quacking away."
It's important to pick up your stuff, even when fishing. "You may think it's just a little broken fishing line that will cause no harm, but this poor girl would have most likely starved in that spot if we hadn't decided to go to the park and step in to help her," says Puma.
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