WASHINGTON — This might be the luckiest of all ducklings.
A tiny mallard duckling mysteriously appeared in the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Academy recently.
That’s right, the little duckling just appeared — in a hallway. He had punctured webbing on his feet and police couldn’t figure out where he came from.
Officer WIlliam Strunck decided to reach out to Prince George’s County’s Sgt. George Norris who volunteers with the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center in Lusby, Maryland.
Now safely in the care of the rescue center, police say he’ll be cared for until he’s ready to be reintroduced to the wild.
In a nod to police, the duckling has been named Copper.