An unlucky duck is on her way to recovery after swimming around with a blow dart in her neck for weeks.
A Fox12 viewer sent in photos of the duck last Thursday but officials were not able to catch her and bring her into the vet until the following Tuesday.
The duck doesn't have an official name yet, but Holly Cox from Ocean Beach Animal Hospital suggested that "Dartmouth" would be a fitting moniker.
Dartmouth was first spotted in the beginning of July swimming on Lake Sacajawea near Longview with a blow dart through her neck.
She could still fly so officials had a hard time catching her. The Daily News reports that on Tuesday, Longview Parks Supervisor Curt Nedved and two employees were able to catch Dartmouth with a fishing net. Nedved had to pull out the dart himself because she was tangled in the net. Vets at Ocean Beach Animal Hospital then checked her out.
"There was still a lot of material in the neck that the doctor had to go in and get out," Cox said.
Cox said that Dartmouth is doing well and will be released after being on antibiotics for a week.
There is no information on who fired the dart.
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