Rescuers working to save darted ducks

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MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) Wildlife conservationists are looking for answers after a pair of ducks were found injured at the International Club in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

The nonprofit Carolina Waterfowl has now raised more than $900 toward a reward offered to anyone with information leading to the person, or people, who tortured the ducks.

Meanwhile, rescuers continue to try to save them.

“This is one of the most difficult types of catches for birds because both ducks are fully flighted,” says Amanda Laurent, a volunteer with Carolina Waterfowl.

It’s imperative the ducks are caught.

“Without being able to catch them they’re going to die in the state of condition they’re in,” Laurent says.

Rescuers said it was about a week ago when two mallard ducks were found speared by blow darts – one through the head, the other through its neck.

 

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