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Residents of Frostburg, Maryland enjoy their ducks, but have been crestfallen by the killing of one local favorite.
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Residents of Frostburg, Maryland enjoy their ducks, but have been crestfallen by the killing of one local favorite.

Authorities in Frostburg, Maryland are investigating an unusual case: finding the killer -- of a duck.

The raft of ducks appeared almost a year ago at the Glendening Recreational Complex in Frostburg, and quickly became local favorites, according to the city's Director of Parks and Recreation, Bryan Vought.

"People like to go feed the ducks, just watch them. They've kind of made it their home there for the past year," says Vought.

When winter weather came along, a city worker built a pen and took the ducks in. But this week, Vought says one of them was found dead -- stabbed with a three inch blade etched with the logo of the National Wilde Turkey Federation.

"Our worker's obviously upset, because it's almost like a pet to him, that he's been taking care of the past few months," says Vought.

Somebody in the community has already offered to replace the duck, and authorities are investigating.

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