Peg is an 8-month-old Indian Runner Duck who has been without a foot all of his life. Now, thanks to the work of a group of Armorel EAST Lab 8th graders, he can now walk.
Patsy Smith, his owner, has raised ducks for years. None of them as unique as Peg.
“We found Peg sitting on the bank and he hadn’t been hatched long,” said Smith. “Then when I picked him up I noticed his foot was gone and was in horrible condition. Evidently a turtle had bitten his foot off.”
Smith said as Peg began to grow, his injured foot became irritated.
“I began to do a lot of research and I even reached out to a company in Ontario, Canada to a rescue group in Tennessee,” said Smith.
That’s when the Armorel EAST Lab found …