When a mother duck laid her eggs in some bushes next to Grant’s house, she was so excited to eventually watch them hatch and see all the little ducklings running around. When she came home from work one day, she found that the ducklings had already hatched and the whole family was gone — except for one little egg that had been left behind.
As the egg began to hatch, Grant frantically drove around the neighborhood searching for the duckling’s family. Unfortunately, something must have spooked them, as they were nowhere to be found.
“I called some local wildlife care centers, and asked if they were able to rehab her,” Grant told The Dodo. “They said that because she’s an invasive species, they would have to euthanize her. So that’s how we ended up with a duck! I would never let anything like that happen to her.”