Authorities in Frostburg, Md., are investigating an unusual case: the killing of a duck.
A raft of ducks appeared almost a year ago at the Glendening Recreational Complex in Frostburg, and the ducks quickly became local favorites, according to the city's Director of Parks and Recreation, Bryan Vought.
"People like to go feed the ducks, just watch them. They've kind of made it their home there for the past year," Vought said.
When winter weather came along, a city worker built a pen and took in the ducks. But this week, Vought said, one of them was found dead -- stabbed with a three-inch blade etched with the logo of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
"Our worker's obviously upset, because it's almost like a pet to him that he's been taking care of the past few months," Vought said.
Somebody in the community has already offered to replace the duck, and authorities are investigating.
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