Meet Donald, the four-legged duckling from Sulphur - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur family hatches 4-legged duck

Meet Donald, the four-legged duckling from Sulphur

Source: Erika Ferrando (KPLC) Source: Erika Ferrando (KPLC)
SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

Hatching animals is nothing new to one local family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different.

The duckling has not two but four legs.

Claude Aucoin said he has hatched more than 1,000 ducks in his lifetime, but he was shocked with this surprise.

"I've never seen this before. I've never seen anything remotely close to this," Aucoin said. "I've had animals my entire life, and I've never had anything like this."

The duckling grew a fan base when Aucoin's daughter, Kylie, quickly exposed the duck, who goes by Donald, on social media.

"I just started telling everyone about it, and he went viral," Kylie said. "People were talking about it and sharing it, and I just think he's something special."

This little duck has shocked everyone who has encountered him, and when the family is asked how this happened, they said it must have been a birth defect.

Luckily, the duck is in no harm and gets around fine even with his extra legs.

"I've heard of animals that don't survive, but he's eating he's drinking, walking around," Aucoin said.

The duckling visited University Animal Clinic in Lake Charles, where the vet said Donald is healthy but needs daily physical therapy with his leg to help it work properly.

Donald has been a special treat to everyone who meets him, and the family plans to make sure this four-legged duckling lives a happy and healthy life.

To keep up with him you can like his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fourleggedduck.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Family Promise program for homeless families in the works for Calcasieu

    Family Promise program for homeless families in the works for Calcasieu

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:54:40 GMT
    temporary housing for homeless familytemporary housing for homeless family

    About 2000 school age children in Calcasieu Parish are members of families that are homeless. But there's a move to help those who want to lift their families out of homelessness. Whether it’s a house fire, or a lost job -- sometimes people are suddenly homeless. When it's families with young children it's especially heart breaking. As a school teacher Pastor Vince Endris, of First Christian Church, sees it firsthand. "Her mom was not able to pay the rent so ...

    More >>

    About 2000 school age children in Calcasieu Parish are members of families that are homeless. But there's a move to help those who want to lift their families out of homelessness. Whether it’s a house fire, or a lost job -- sometimes people are suddenly homeless. When it's families with young children it's especially heart breaking. As a school teacher Pastor Vince Endris, of First Christian Church, sees it firsthand. "Her mom was not able to pay the rent so ...

    More >>
  • CPSO: Missing Lake Charles man found

    CPSO: Missing Lake Charles man found

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:33:08 GMT

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 47 year old Lake Charles man reported missing since the end of May.  Joel J. Whitten was last seen at his home on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles.  He is described as a white male, 5’11”, 230 pounds, with shoulder length straight brown hair.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a Mardi Gras design, blue jeans, a black welder’s hat, a black ring and cloth bracelet.  W...

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 47 year old Lake Charles man reported missing since the end of May.  Joel J. Whitten was last seen at his home on Canvasback Street in Lake Charles.  He is described as a white male, 5’11”, 230 pounds, with shoulder length straight brown hair.  He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a Mardi Gras design, blue jeans, a black welder’s hat, a black ring and cloth bracelet.  W...

    More >>
  • LCPD holds annual active shooter training, focuses on emergency treatment

    LCPD holds annual active shooter training, focuses on emergency treatment

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:06:58 GMT
    The Lake Charles Police Department holds active shooter training. (Source: Drew Marine / KPLC)The Lake Charles Police Department holds active shooter training. (Source: Drew Marine / KPLC)

    Active shooter training is something the Lake Charles Police Department goes through every year to reinforce the step by step process that goes into neutralizing an active shooting situation.  This year though, they are focusing their efforts on emergency medical treatment that comes after disarming a suspect.  "Once he arrives on the scene and that threat is neutralized, they're able to start self-aid on themselves if they're injured, aid to the suspect or aid t...

    More >>

    Active shooter training is something the Lake Charles Police Department goes through every year to reinforce the step by step process that goes into neutralizing an active shooting situation.  This year though, they are focusing their efforts on emergency medical treatment that comes after disarming a suspect.  "Once he arrives on the scene and that threat is neutralized, they're able to start self-aid on themselves if they're injured, aid to the suspect or aid t...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly