Duck builds nest, lays eggs at Home Depot

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BANGOR, Maine, June 2 (UPI) -- Workers at a Home Depot in Maine say a mother duck built a nest and is caring for her eggs in the store's lawn and garden section.

Brenda Hatch, who works in that section of the Bangor store, said the duck showed up about three weeks ago and built a nest, the Bangor Daily News reported Wednesday.


Hatch said the nest area is protected by yellow caution tape and a sign requests customers "please do not disturb the duck."

The employee said she feeds the duck every morning and brings her water twice a day.

"My father used to raise ducks, but I could never get this close to them," Hatch said.

She said the duck is believed to be the same one that showed up at the store last year, but that time she was relocated before building a nest.

"She came back this year and laid eggs in the same aisle where we found her last year," Hatch said. "We try not to disturb her. She's wild."

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