Monday, October 29, 2012

Blue Monday - Blue Arrow

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I'm always looking for Blue. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's Blue. Today, I have a different Blue to show you.

Florida is full of wildlife. In the three years since Johnny and I have moved into  the Tampa area, we have seen alligators, deer, turtles, raccoons, sand hill cranes, herons, and ducks. Our attitude is "Live and let live," but some people have other ideas.

If you look closely, you can see a five-inch Blue arrow sticking through this Muscovy duck's neck. The duck lived like this for six months until a television station reported it. Then the duck was captured, and the arrow removed.

Named Quackers, the duck is expected to fully recover. I doubt if his favorite color is Blue.



The full story can be found here. [Pinellas County Animal Services]


Happy Blue Monday!



50 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a sad story with a happy ending!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally! Can't believe it's Monday already :) Happy Blue Monday. I love a happy ending :)
~Pernilla

Annesphamily said...

Linky never works for me the first time around! I am going to try later. But I always enjoy your share and will go read ! I hope you will have a wonderful week!

Rajesh said...

Very painful. Good that it finally got the much needed help.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for hosting Blue Monday! I'm so glad my husband was wearing his favorite color, blue, when this photo was shot! I hope you stop by and say hello!

Mary Ellen said...

I've got to get some Blue Sally so I can join you one of these days! What an interesting story of the duck- amazing he went that long with the dart!

bee blessed
mary

Riet said...

Dear Sally, I did it again, I don't know which line I have to choose, sorry

RobinfromCA said...

The people who rescue these animals and save their lives are heroes. Glad he's going to be OK.
Robin

Cafe au lait said...

Glad to hear that it all ended well. Happy Blue Monday Sally!


My Blue Monday.

Marleen said...

I am very happy to hear that the duck survived.

marit´s,,, said...

Hey Sally, and good morning.
Yes here in Norway it is early morning now.

I wish you a nice new autumn week, Marit.

kulasa said...

I pray Quackers fully recover soon...I can't stand looking at it in pain with the blue arrow...I pray too nothing like it ever happens again...on a lighter note, I am joining the fun here for the first time and being a blue lover..I am sure I will keep coming back...blessed week to you Sally...love your sweet smile :)

Joyful said...

What a story! I'm so glad the arrow was removed and the duck survived. Happy Blue Monday.

Eden said...

So sad to this. I hope the duck will fully recover

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally, Thanks so much for hosting!!

We are preparing for Sandy to barrel through Pa.

Hugs,
Debbie

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks for hosting, Sally, and for sharing Quackers story. It really is remarkable that 'It' lived with that arrow through the neck. Thankfully there are those who care enough to take action to save Quackers. This is an incident of 'Fowl Play' for sure...sorry, I couldn't help myself...LOL!!!

Lina Gustina said...

It's amazing to know how the duck can live in painful condition like that for six months. Thanks for sharing Sally, I'm glad the duck got the required help!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/10/the-ciwidey-white-crater.html

LadyD Piano said...

I agree Sally... "blue" was a painful, short-lived memory for this muscovy duck! Happy Halloween to you and Quackers!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh that is painful, poor ducky!

Joy said...

Poor Quakers..glad they got that arrow out. Happy Blue Monday Sally!
Hope you all won't be affected by the big storm out there!

Travel Quest said...

This is a very sad story, however happy at the same time because its Blue Monday :) thanks for having me here again Sally. hugs!

barbarah said...

Oh! Poor thing! Glad he finally got it out. Must've been bewildering for him as well as painful.

Ann said...

Poor Quackers, that had to hurt. Glad hes recooperating!
Ann

Melissa Wertz said...

Poor thing! Glad it was removed and he is doing well now.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Always feel for the wild birds.

Thanks for hosting. Sally.

Joy

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LV said...

You definitely have some interesting blues showing up in your area. As you can tell, I keep my camera with me all the time. You have to snap blues whatever they might be.

Mary said...

That is a terrible thing for someone to do! So happy to hear Mr Duck will be okay.

MyJourneyBack said...

On no! I haven't gone over to read the story. I hope it is a happy ending. I had a Muscovey duck named Peter. He was truly a pet! I'll have to write a post about him. I am about to link.
Have a great Blue Monday.
Sherry

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

Hope that duck wound heals well. The is a mean looking dart.

Thank you for hosting.

Denise

Bluebell Woods said...

Thank you for hosting BlueMonday again, I enjoy coming here and seeing all the posts
Janice

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I did everything the right way so I was able to link at your great Blue Monday Party..the only thing that didn't show was my thumbnail, but it's ok, I'm happy to be here. I love your cornucopia header. Thank you for hosting lovely lady. Have a happy and safe week ahead.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

(so worried about linking, lol) Poor little ducky, such a sad story, but looks like there's gonna be a happy ending! I love ducks!
FABBY

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sally!

It's a shame when wildlife is harmed like this. I am so glad that he was finally able to be rescued and taken care of.

I hope you and everyone else in the path of the storm will be okay.

Thanks for hosting the party!

xoxo Bunny Jean

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Sally,
A sad blue story,but I'm so glad he was rescued and is in the mend!Happy Blue Monday!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

So gladd the duck is better. We lived in Tampa for 3 years on McDill AFB

Carol Scheurich said...

Thanks for hosting the party, Sally! What a sad picture with the blue arrow. So thankful he recieved help! Happy Blue Monday!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Sally! I keep getting an error! SO I am unable to link up! I will try later before you close the link! It happened last week too! Drat!
I have lots of blues to visit tonight!

Annesphamily said...

Holy blue Monday! I think it finally worked! Yea!

bettyl said...

I'm so glad Quackers will be ok.

Jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I did not get my blue post done today. This evening I finally got to my computer since we arrived in Kissimmee late on Sunday. I haven't missed many and I feel bad about missing.

The poor duck. Thank goodness the feather arrow was removed and the duck will be ok.

Can't wait to see you and Johnny on Friday. It is a blessing that we can finally meet.

Love, Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This really makes me cry. But I'm thankful they could help the poor little thing. Why do people do this? Why?

XO,

Sheila

Sarah said...

Glad to know this duck will be OK..........Happy Blue Monday and Happy Halloween.........Sarah

wifetoalineman02 said...

poor ducky :-( am glad the blue arrow was removed :-) Dropping by from Blue Monday :-)

http://adventurousjessy.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-little-girl-as-fairy.html

Leovi said...

Very funny, the bird-darter.

Pride In Photos said...

Sally...I didn't realize that you lived in Florida too?!! Awesome!! I live in Ft. Myers...just a couple of hours away from you♥
I felt so sorry that the bird had to go for six months with that arrow in him...that is terrible.
Laurie

Jim said...

Thank you so much for hosting this blue meme and your regular visits to my blog. :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. I did have a cobalt blue chargers I love, as they were made by hubby at our past ceramic company. Have a nice and safe rest of the week. Big hugs,
FABBY

Bluebell Woods said...

I am so glad there is a happy ending to Quackers story. How cruel people can be, so impervious to the feelings of other creatures.I think its cruel and unnecessary. if you hunt for food fine, but don't be cruel about it and not respect the creatures who we are supposed to take care of
Janice

Nancy McCarroll said...

I have had computer problems with email today...sigh. Anyway, this is my first visit to Blue Monday, and I thought it appropriate with a blue header on my blog.

That poor bird with the arrow/stick in his neck. Glad he made it through!
Happy Blue Monday!
Nancy