Lucky Duck Survives Plunge Down Chimney

Mallard waddles out of fire to safety

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:10 AM PDT
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A duck, not of the fowl creatures pictured here, fell down a fireplace in England and survived.

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A duck that fell down a chimney into a scorching fire will live to quack another day.

The U.K. Sun newspaper reported that the duck appeared to have lost its balance while sitting on the chimney stack of a home in West Midlands, England.

Accountant Helen Marsh told the tabloid that she was watching television when she heard a “whooshing” sound that was followed by a torrent of soot blasting out of her fireplace.

She said the smoky scene forced her out of the room. When she returned she saw a mallard with singed tail feathers sitting on her sofa.

Marsh told the Sun she trapped the fowl creature on her porch in a box lined with newspaper and a representative from an animal welfare agency later arrived to take it away.
 

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