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Question #962 posted on 10/15/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Last year I live up in DT and walked down to campus everyday through Heritage. There was a big white "Duck" (or goose). In the spring semester the white duck suddenly disappeared. It had been attacked by a dog, and some students took it to a vet to see if they could help it. However, I heard they would not recieve any State funding since the duck was domestic. What happened to the duck? Did it get better and if so where is it now?
- feed the white "duck" last year

A: Dear Duck-lover,

The Heritage duck in question is probably not the same duck rescued from a dog last year. Christie Sudweeks and her roommate Julie Hutchins rescued their duck, nicknamed "Hope, from the botany pond, where it had been attacked by a dog. The vet bill came to about $300, which they split. Christie said she passed an envelope around in her classes and, thanks to contributions from generous classmates, raised most of the money she put into it. Hope got to stay in their apartment for three weeks while it was on antibiotics. (A picture of Hope in a kiddie pool in Christie and Julie's apartment can be found here: http://students.cs.byu.edu/~sudweeks/images/hope-pool.jpg ) Hope successfully recovered and was released to the botany pond, where she still lives today.

- Another duck-lover