Miss Blue: Turtles take duck ‘under their wing’
February 19, 2013, 9:00 pm by Brenda Young
For those who remember the story of "The Ugly Duckling,” few can forget Hans Christian Anderson’s book about a swan’s egg that mistakenly rolls into a duck’s nest, hatches, and is presumed an "ugly duck” that suffers ridicule for being noticeably different from its group of peers.
That story, as written in the late 19th Century, seems to be a real-life-tale taking place at Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet.
Within walking distance of the city’s historic downtown square, Hamilton Creek Park is home to a variety of wildlife species, and one animal has made quite a splash among visitors and local business owners.
Her name is "Miss Blue” and she is, in fact, a duck and not a swan — an injured one at that.
She first appeared more than a year ago, and her human friends frequenting the park noticed she was an outcast that didn’t seem to gain acceptance from the other ducks.
"Miss Blue” was young, injured and all alone.
For more of Miss Blue's Story, see Wednesday's the Burnet Bulletin.
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