by Kim Hynes
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
10:57 AM CST, December 28, 2012
Firefighters rescue a duck frozen on a pond in west Wichita. The rescue happened around 8:30 Friday morning.
The owner of the domesticated duck thinks its was chased onto the ice by a raccoon or fox and got stuck.
She called 911 for help and firefighters arrived to rescue it. They tied ropes to a spine board and firefighter slid out onto the pond. He was able to reach the duck and they were both pulled to safety.
This isn't the first animal call authorities received this week. With the holidays, they receive about 150-200 calls a day. Wichita's Animal Control says animals are most likely to get out because there is so much commotion this time of year.
"A lot of time there are strangers in the house that don't visit very often and animals get excited and scared. That's why we see it more around the holidays," said Gretchen Garrett with Wichita Animal Control.
This week, we've told you about a pot bellied pig in the lose in a south Wichita neighborhood and a dog being rescued from a pond in Goddard.
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