A duck with a CD stuck around its neck is being tracked by the Essex RSPCA - though it does not appear to be in any distress.
The duck is a regular at the village pond in Great Notley, near
Braintree. Residents fear for the welfare of the mallard, which is thought to have
become trapped in the discarded disc while rummaging for food as a duckling.
Parents and children who walk past the pond to Notley Primary School have
given the bird a nickname: CD Duck. Karen Underhill, one of the village parents, said: "We feel quite protective
about him. He doesn't look uncomfortable, he's just got a ridge."
The RSPCA said its officers had been to see CD Duck but had so far been
unable to catch him. The charity said unless the duck showed clear signs of distress, its
inspectors would prioritise other cases in which animals needed urgent help.