PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A Portland resident said she’s grateful to have her pet duck back after he was reportedly stolen during a confrontation between homeowners and homeless campers Sunday along the Springwater Corridor.
Karen Archer said she found her family’s pet duck Petrie with his legs bound.
“I’ve just been praying about him all week,” Archer said. “I’ve been sick to my heart.”
Security cameras in her yard reportedly caught a man taking off with Petrie in a bag. Archer said the person used chips and oatmeal to lure him to the edge of the fence.
Later in the week, her neighbor miraculously heard a noise near the house.
“She said, ‘I found Petrie! He’s bound up, but he’s alive!'” Archer said.
Petrie can’t quack, but he scratched an old metal bed frame to get her attention.
Archer said his legs were bound with a cellphone chord. She said it was wrapped so tightly around his legs that she had to cut it in 3 places in order to remove it.
“He’s like our dog… I’m just really grateful they brought him back,” she said.