Tully the wood duck suffered a horrifc nail injury that was captured on X-Ray. Thankfully he's well enough to waddle once more
A duck had a lucky escape after being shot in the head with a nail gun. But Tully the wood duck seemed unaffected by the four-inch nail, despite it penetrating his head and narrowly missing his eye.
Nigel Williamson from Nigel's Animal rescue was alerted to Tully's injury by a concerned passer-by who had spotted the duck swimming happily in a pond in Devon Meadows, Victoria, Australia, with a piece of metal sticking out of its head.
He said Tully was behaving just like any other duck.
“He was just waddling around feeding, swimming and doing everything a duck should be doing with this nail in his head.”
Williamson spent several days trying to catch the injured duck with a snare and the help of a passer-by.
The nail was finally removed during a two and a half hour operation under anaesthetic.
Tully is now on a course of antibiotics to stop infection and is making great progress thanks to some quack medicine.
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