NO SIGN OF LUCY THE DUCK AT LO­CAL GAR­DEN CEN­TRE

Well-known duck hasn’t re­turned to make a nest at the At­lantic Su­per­store Gar­den Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY KATIE SMITH

A well-known and pop­u­lar spring res­i­dent on P.E.I. has yet to make an ap­pear­ance this year.

Lucy, the lo­cal duck with the celebrity sta­tus who has made the At­lantic Su­per­store Gar­den Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town her home for the past eight years, didn’t re­turn this spring to have her ba­bies.

Su­per­store em­ployee Mick­ayla Car­ragher said the duck is usu­ally around the area this time of the year.

“There’s no sign of her. She should have been here for about a month now,” she told The Guardian on Thurs­day.

“Usu­ally be­fore we open, she’s here with her ducks.”

While this is her first sum­mer work­ing in the gar­den cen­tre and she never had the chance to

meet Lucy, Car­ragher, 19, said she’s more than a lit­tle fa­mil­iar with the fa­mous sum­mer res­i­dent.

“She’s a celebrity. Peo­ple come here just to see the duck. We even get phone calls, peo­ple calling in just

to see if she’s here.”

For nearly a decade, Lucy could be seen with her duck­lings in the Char­lot­te­town gar­den cen­tre.

Last year she even had a male duck, Lu­cifer, who kept her com­pany.

KATIE SMITH/THE GUARDIAN

Mick­ayla Car­ragher, an em­ployee at the At­lantic Su­per­store Gar­den Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town, says there’s been no sign of Lucy the duck this spring.

GUARDIAN FILE PHOTO

This is Lucy the duck, shown in a pre­vi­ous year on her nest at the At­lantic Su­per­store Gar­den Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town.

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