Two dozen ducks rescued from an animal hoarder in New York have been filmed enjoying their first ever swim.
In the video footage, the ducks were at first reluctant to take a dip and even had to be herded into a pond by several animal welfare volunteers.
Once in the water almost all of the birds jumped quickly back out.
But it didn't take long for the ducks' instincts to kick in and soon they were all happily splashing about.
The ducks were among 160 birds — including geese, turkeys and chickens — rescued by the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary after year-long negotiations with an animal hoarder broke down.
The ducks had been kept in pens for years without adequate access to water or proper nutrition.
LET MY DUCKS GO FREE!!!
http://woodstocksanctuary.org/2012/0...case-resolved/ (Caution tad saddening)