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Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

London Colney - Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.

Photo essay: Portrait of an English market town Special

Chesham - Chesham is a charming market town in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, England. The Digital Journal spent a day capturing the quintessential features of this English country town.

Cute video: All kids love water slides, including ducklings

In a soon-to-go-viral video, we can enjoy the cute sight of a bunch of ducklings doing what kids like to do best, playing and taking turns to slide down the water slide. However, there appears to be a more sinister side to the whole thing.

1,000 dead ducks found in Chinese river after pig clean up

Meishan - As the clean up of around 16,000 pig carcasses nears its end in southwest China's Sichuan province, now 1,000 dead ducks have been pulled from the Nanhe River in Meishan City, Pengshan County.

Photo Essay: Winter wildlife of Long Hunter State Park Special

Nashville - Winter may be upon us, but just as we have to venture out into the cold crisp morning air, wildlife have to adjust to the changing weather as well.

Photo Essay: The beauty of Long Hunter State Park Special

Nashville - Long Hunter State Park, located in Nashville, TN is a popular destination for locals. With hiking trails running alongside both J. Percy Priest Lake and Couchville Lake, it is an ideal place for photographers and outdoors enthusiasts alike.

Baker City Miner’s Jubilee celebrates 30th Anniversary Special

Baker City - On July 20-22, Baker City held its 30th anniversary of Miner’s Jubilee, a 3-day celebration of the town’s gold mining heritage that goes back to the 1800’s. Since then, panning or mining for gold in Baker County has become a way of life.

Viral Video: Enthusiastic duck plays fetch

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck right? Not so fast, this little fella walks like a duck, but plays fetch like a dog.

Photo Essay: Waterfowl in honor of Ducks Unlimited's anniversary Special

Bella Vista - The nonprofit organization Ducks Unlimited was established in 1937 and 2012 marks its 75th anniversary. As they are beneficiaries of DU's role as the world's leader in waterfowl conservation, a number of ducks and geese "posed" for photographs.

NCAAF: Oregon’s turnovers led to their demise at the hands of LSU

Arlington - The biggest debate across America is, is the SEC really that more dominant than other conferences. If you look at Oregon’s record over the past two years when they face SEC schools you may say so as they are now 0-2.

Farm workers filmed abusing free-range ducks

Hingham - The RSPCA is investigating after workers at a farm in the UK were filmed swinging ducks, which were destined to be sold as high-welfare free-range poultry, by the neck.

NCAAF: Tiger Nips Ducks in BCS National Championship Game 22 – 19

Glendale - A game that was supposed to be somewhere in the 100 point range combined tuned into a defensive battle with the Tigers coming out on top with a 22 – 19 victory over the Ducks.

College football: 2 Duck fans win tickets to BCS Championship Special

Eugene - Now that the Oregon Ducks have flown south, excitement builds for fans everywhere, and for two native Eugene residents and lifelong Duck fans, the trip of a lifetime begins.

Syncrude ordered to pay $3-million over death of ducks

Syncrude Canada has been ordered to pay $3-million as a result of the deaths of about about 1,600 ducks in one of its toxic tailings ponds in April 2008.

The ducks of Toronto's waterfront, spring weather arrives to city Special

Toronto - After weeks of horrid weather in the Greater Toronto Area during the spring seaon's days, warm weather and sun has finally hit the city, which has prompted people to flock to the waterfront to enjoy the weather and get a visit from some ducks.

Oregon Puncher Suspended For Season

An act of anger costs Oregon star Legarrette Blount running back his senior eligibility. Senior keeps scholarship though.

Three arrested in Sask after posting illegal duck shoot video

Three Saskatchewan men were arrested after a video was posted on YouTube that shows men using rifles to shoot ducks on a pond illegally.

Ikea drops live-plucked Chinese down bedding from shops

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is phasing out its Mysa-brand down bedding from all its shops - because the down may come from Chinese fowl which were plucked while the animals were still alive. China produces 80% of the world's down and feathers.

Alberta Resident Launches Private Prosecution Over Dead Ducks

An Alberta resident launched a private prosecution against Syncrude Canada Ltd. alleging that it was responsible for killing 500 ducks at its northern Alberta facility last spring.

Ducks, Geese Sickened By Fungus In NY

A warning has been issued to citizens in New York by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation not to feed geese or ducks. A fungus, Aspergillosis, has sickened and killed at least a dozen of these birds on a northern New York pond.

500 Dead Ducks Tip of Iceberg

A scientists with the Boreal Songbird Initiative has said that the 500 ducks that died on a toxic sludge pond in Alberta just the tip of the iceberg.

Toxic Sludge Traps Ducks

Around 500 migrating ducks are either dead or dying after they landed in an Alberta pond that is owned by oil-sands company Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Rice, Ducks, People Play Key Part in Avian Influenza

Ducks, people and rice paddies – rather than chickens – are the major factors behind outbreaks of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza in Thailand and Viet Nam, according to a recent FAO study

Happy Family as Mother and Four Babies Reunite

There was one very happy family at Wimbledon on Monday as the rain came down. A mother duck and her four little ducklings were reunited during their own dramatic tournament. Off they went enjoying being back together.

Rubber Ducks Have Been Floating At Sea For 15 Years

In 1992 a bunch of rubber ducks jumped ship during a storm in the Pacific Ocean. They were part of a shipment from Hong Kong to Washington State for an order of 28,800 bath toys. Hundreds of the rubber ducks saw their chance at freedom and went overboard.

Stanley Cup Finals - Game Four

Final Score: Anaheim Ducks 3, Ottawa Senators 2. Despite playing without Chris Pronger who is serving a suspension for elbowing Dean McAmmond in game 3, the Ducks dominated the second period and went on to defeat the Sens, giving them the series lead.

Stanley Cup Finals - Game Three

Final Score: Ottawa Senators 5, Anaheim Ducks 3. The first game of the series on the Senator's home ice was a victory that seemed to bring the fire back into the team's play, cutting the Ducks lead in the series by half.

Stanley Cup Finals - Game Two

Final Score: Ottawa Senators 0, Anaheim Ducks 1 It seemed to be all goalies and defense in this hard fought second game of the final series, with the Ducks coming out on top.

NHL Playoffs: Anaheim Ducks Tame Wild With Unlikely Goals

The Ducks head to Minnesota with a 2-0 series lead, thanks to two goals from an Anaheim defenseman. And his name's not Pronger or Neidermeyer.
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Content and unafraid  this avian sits quietly for a photo.
Content and unafraid, this avian sits quietly for a photo.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Mallard Duck and Pekin Duck.  Bella Vista  AR  2/21/12
Mallard Duck and Pekin Duck. Bella Vista, AR 2/21/12
Ducklings on a water slide.
Ducklings on a water slide.
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Ducks and Geese washing and cleaning themselves in preparation for photoshoot.  Lake Bella Vista.  B...
Ducks and Geese washing and cleaning themselves in preparation for photoshoot. Lake Bella Vista. Bella Vista, AR 2/21/12
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.
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General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
Watching the ducks brings for some people an understanding of life that becomes an Easter message in...
Watching the ducks brings for some people an understanding of life that becomes an Easter message in celebration of Jesus
Various ducks
Various ducks
The geese are very friendly and will often come right up to you in hope of scoring a piece of bread.
The geese are very friendly and will often come right up to you in hope of scoring a piece of bread.
General pictures of animals  camping  and food.
General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city s water...
The terrific sunny weather has finally allowed Torontonians to enjoy the weather at the city's waterfront but the ducks want some attention and food.
You will be sure to pass plenty of wildlife when strolling on the All Wales Coastal Path.
You will be sure to pass plenty of wildlife when strolling on the All Wales Coastal Path.