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04/06/05

Duck Missing Mate Won't Sit on Eggs

Screen is using an incubator to hatch the eggs. Screen is using an incubator to hatch the eggs.

What do you do for a mallard duck with a broken heart and more than two dozen eggs just waiting to hatch? Yesterday, we told you about Suzabell and Sampson. The two have been together since they were just little ducklings, but Sampson disappeared over the weekend.

Suzabell is so upset she won't sit on her eggs, making it impossible for them to hatch. The owner had to bring in a substitute sitter, an incubator.

"Suzabell is not sitting on eggs, that was the problem yesterday," owner Shawn Screen said. "She's very upset."

The eggs are expected to hatch by the end of this week.

If you know anything about their dad Sampson, call Shawn Screen at 844.4317 or 844.5726.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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