My cat Parsley has taken up hunting since we moved here. Normally she gets little birds and eats them. Sometimes she brings me gifts. One day she brought me a little collared dove, and once some baby snakes. All were unfortunately too injured to be released.
But today she outdid herself. I heard her calling me from the basement and when I went down I noticed she had something huge (she’s not a very big cat). Upon closer inspection… A duckling!
The duckling was totally intact with no injuries. It looks like at least a week old and seems to resemble a Wood Duck duckling. So in other words, today Parsley brought me the most beautiful duck in North America. What a great present!