Local Duck Makes a Big Splash
It walks like a duck and talks like a duck but it thinks its a human being.
An adoption video has gone viral for a Gainesville resident trying to find a new home for his pet mcintosh the duck.
It didn't take long to see how this little duck could be so lovable.
From the viral video to meeting him in person.
Mcintosh the duck does not disappoint.
Julie Zill one of McIntosh's owners said, "He started off really small and frail."
But the weak duckling soon grew up.
With a little care and a lot of love from his owners.
Felipe Carvalho and Julie Zill, McIntosh's Owners said "That first week was amazing...Yeah we were thinking we aren't going to get too attached because he might not make it but it didn't matter we were totally attached."
And it appeared mcintosh became a little attached to them too.
So when Mcintosh was a duckling he imprinted on people. So that's why he is so used to humans even more so than other ducks.
Zill even added that, "He thinks that he is a human. So he treats all people like a normal duck would treat other ducks. So thats why he's not afraid of other people."
And Mcintosh made it very clear that he was not afraid of me...Or my camera.
But sadly Mcintosh's life is about to change.
With his owners moving to Hawaii they felt it was important to find him a new home.
"We wont be able to commit as much time as he deserves so thats why we decided to unfortunately give him up for adoption. It was a really hard decision" Zill explained.
That decision inspired them to make a unique adoption ad.
And this almost seven minute long video tells Mcintosh's story.
From the day they got him to today.
Including all his quirky ways... Mcintosh still still quacks them up.
While they are open to any adoption candidates.
Both Julie and Felipe want their beloved bird to go to the right family.
Their primary requirement the new owner give Mcintosh the time and attention he needs.
If you're interested in adopting mcintosh you can visit the Youtube channel and post a request for information.
The YouTube link is:
Or you can email Zill directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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