Plucky Duck Thinks She's a Dog

'Hound duck' turns heads in British town
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 5:48 AM CDT
Owner Steph Tuft, 25, takes duck Essy on a lead for a walk with her Staffordshire cross dogs Rachka, aged 2 left, and DD, aged 4, in Bournemouth, England.   (AP Photo/Chris Ison-pa)
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(Newser) – A duck who thinks she's a dog has been causing plenty of double-takes in Bournemouth, England, the Daily Telegraph reports. Nine-month-old Essy's owners say the duck wags her tail, tries to bark, and even goes on walks with the family's two Staffordshire terriers who are fiercely protective of their pal and make sure she always walks between them.