Oklahoma center helping ducks hit by ice storm

By: News 12 Staff
By: News 12 Staff

NOBLE, Okla. (AP) - Several ducks are on the mend at an Oklahoma wildlife rehabilitation center after they were overcome by sleet and crashed into icy pavement this week.

The WildCare Foundation says the flock of ruddy ducks was migrating south this week when their wings and tail feathers became coated in ice. Foundation director Rondi Large says the ducks typically land on water and had a hard landing when they struck the pavement.

Large tells The Norman Transcript that 24 ducks are being treated at the center in Noble. She says some of the ducks suffered minor wounds to their feet and beaks, but most were just cold.

The volunteers at WildCare have treated and warmed the birds and will take them to Lake Thunderbird for release as a flock.

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