For the Tribune
A financial reward of $100 is being offered to catch the infamous “Pick Pocket Duck” from Terry, Montana.
The official duck season ended on January 30, 2011 in Montana but it will be open season on one particular fowl so bad she has officially been declared a public nuisance. “PPD” as she has been named has been noticed hanging around the sidewalks of downtown Terry to perpetrate her criminal acts and all attempts to catch her have been futile so far.
The special one-day hunt was announced by Mark Dolatta, who is the spokesman for the Prairie County Sportsman’s Club Association, for the first Friday of next month.
Terry, Montana has long been known to attract some odd ducks to the area but the “Pick Pocket Duck” has taken the cake by actually stealing dollar bills out of ladies’ purses while they are petting her newborn ducklings.
For the record an odd duck is someone with a touch of eccentricity and this one takes the cake for being the oddest duck of all in Terry.
The $100 reward for catching the Pick Pocket Duck alive will be awarded by Mayor Ron Kiosse in a special ceremony to be held in downtown Terry at noon on April 1st. All residents and visitors in Terry at that time are encouraged to attend this special event.
Duck chasers are encouraged to come out early on Friday to set up their blinds at Murn Park, the Prairie County Fairgrounds or even watch for the Pick Pocket Duck to come out on the sidewalks in the vicinity of the intersection of Logan Avenue and Spring Street in Terry, Montana.
Pre-registration will be required in order join in the hunt or chase for this pernicious creature to be eligible to collect the reward.
Please register on-line under comments of the article posted on line at: www.montanawithkids.com
The Fredrickson family, who are local ranchers in Fallon, Montana, have agreed to adopt this dastardly animal after its incarceration to rehabilitate it from continuing her life of crime.
Published March 23, 2011