Sep 26, 2016
Collared duck in Monterey
This weekend WES received a report of a mallard duck in Monterey that's somehow gotten a plastic drink lid around its neck.
Unfortunately, there have been numerous failed attempts to catch this duck, making him extremely wary and hard for us to approach or lure close.
According to the SPCA for Monterey County Wildlife Center, they first received a call about it him in Spring. Although the drake has been in this condition for months, he seems to be in fairly good health. However, the plastic ring is disrupting his feathers, allowing cold water and air to get through his otherwise waterproof integument, and so, it should be removed.
WES will be taking the lead in capturing the duck. We are asking citizens to not try and capture him as this will make him harder for us to catch.