Sirens & Gavels

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010, 5:53 P.M.

Shock: Downtown duck’s nest raided

A female mallard duck sits on her nest near the Lincoln Building on Riverside Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 16, 2010, in downtown Spokane. (Courtesy of Gary Grissom)
A female mallard duck sits on her nest near the Lincoln Building on Riverside Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 16, 2010, in downtown Spokane. (Courtesy of Gary Grissom)

Someone or something raided a mama duck’s nest in downtown Spokane on Friday and made off with four of her six eggs.

Several tulips that had sheltered the duck in a planter in front of the Lincoln Building were ripped from the flower bed and feathers were strewn about.

Gary Grissom, a loan officer with Academy Mortgage who has been monitoring the duck’s nest, was devastated. The attack was sudden, he said, and not what he expected.

In an e-mail titled “Something terrible happened!!!” Grissom wrote, “I have no idea what happened, but it may be over now…..” The loan officer added, “I am so sick about it.”

Read the rest of Jody Lawrence-Turner's story here.

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