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Friday, December 27, 2013

Hotel ducks gone wild may end up in hunters’ sights

Duckmaster Anthony Petrina escorts in the elevator, five North American mallards to the Royal Duck Palace on the roof of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Ducks from the Peabody's hotel in Little Rock, Ark., were recently released into the wild after the hotel was sold to Marriott. A similar marble mosaic of a drake’s head on the floor of the elevator in the Arkansas hotel will be removed.