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>>

  • BREAKING

    Man arrested in 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard

    Man arrested in 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:31:44 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

    More >>

    An arrest has been made in the 2009 killing of Sierra Bouzigard, whose body was found on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff, Louisiana.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances the rest of the week, but still hot and humid

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lower rain chances the rest of the week, but still hot and humid

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-07-24 21:48:36 GMT
    Changes begin TuesdayChanges begin Tuesday

    We saw some showers and thunderstorms around the area early Monday but the bulk of the rain had come to an end shortly after lunch with clouds lingering throughout the day.  The clouds held temperatures down a few degrees, but still most areas reached the upper 80s.  It will be warm and muggy overnight with lows in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday morning. 

    More >>

    We saw some showers and thunderstorms around the area early Monday but the bulk of the rain had come to an end shortly after lunch with clouds lingering throughout the day.  The clouds held temperatures down a few degrees, but still most areas reached the upper 80s.  It will be warm and muggy overnight with lows in the mid to upper 70s Tuesday morning. 

    More >>
  • Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Sheriff's Office: Two arrested after dogs found 'extremely emaciated'

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:58:30 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

    More >>

    Four dogs have been rescued after authorities found them to be, what they call, extremely emaciated. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office first learned about the condition of the dogs when deputies were responding to a call for assistance in Vinton. The Calcasieu Parish Animal Services called CPSO when the residents of a home were being uncooperative.  Animal Services officers found 3 dogs locked in a kennel behind the home. The home was occupied by 36 year old Anita Mo...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly