If you’ve ever seen a bunch of ducks floating serenely in a lake, you might not realize that their feet are constantly moving to help keep them steady. Now imagine trying to stay steady without your feet. That’s the predicament one duck ended up in after a run in with some predators. However, thanks to the actions of a veterinarian and a prosthetics technician, the waterfowl has now been fitted with two lightweight new webs molded out of dental resin and then surgically bonded to the damaged limbs.
The bird was initially rescued from the nature preserve where it lives after someone noticed it could not dive under water to catch any fish due to its lack of feet. Chances are that he lost the appendages to the bite of a larger carnivorous fish or possibly even an otter.