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July 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Homeless duck couple want a home

Wadsworth and Wallingford are being housed at the animal shelter while volunteers search for adoptive parents. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Animal Shelter

Wadsworth and Wallingford are being housed at the animal shelter while volunteers search for adoptive parents. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Animal Shelter

Wadsworth and Wallingford are not fancy Seattle neighborhoods. They’re a pair of homeless ducks.

Ducks. Like, quack quack and so forth.

The Seattle Animal Shelter is currently housing the two waterfowl in need of a new place to call home. Or nest. Or whatever it is that ducks do.

The shelter said the  two web-footed vagabonds were recently found wandering loose in an intersection in the Leschi neighborhood: Wadsworth is a grey duck believed to be a Swedish Blue and Wallingford is a white and black Ancona.

According to the ducks’ profile on petfinder.com, the two males are fond of talking to shelter volunteers and splashing around in their wading pool. However, they’d prefer to live in a large grassy backyard with room to roam around.

The drakes are a bonded pair — meaning they’ll have to be adopted together. The shelter also recommends that anyone who adopts the pair have predator-proof pens to house the boys and keep them safe.

Wadsworth and Wallingford are reportedly well-socialized and used to humans, but aren’t fans of being picked up. So if you’re looking for a cuddle buddy, you might want to check out some of the other animals at the shelter.

Finally, birds don’t wear shoes. Usually. So it’s no surprise that these pals are recovering from some sores on their feet. Adoptive parents should plan accordingly.

Note: Wadsworth and Wallingford have had extensive comments, but no interpreter was available at press time.

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