Kerensa spent two hours chasing this adorable little newly hatched duckling around the parking lot of the Post Office in Fleming Island yesterday. Once he was safely in hand, she then spent additional time looking for a momma duck with ducklings his age. No luck and it was getting late. After speaking with Valerie at The Ark, Kerensa made plans to meet Valerie at the Shands Bridge to get the duckling into care for the night ahead. Valerie, however, was determined to return to Fleming Island with the little duckling in the morning and she did just that. Initially, she had no luck spotting a duck who would take any interest in the frantic peeping of the little duckling. Finally, on her way back to the car, she heard a clucking response to the ducklings cries. This was a sound Valerie recognized! A worried momma! Sure enough, expertly tucked way down into a thick clump of bushes, there was momma and several other tiny ducklings. Baby was home <3 The moment Valerie set him down into the shrubs, he ran over to Momma Duck and leapt up onto her back, nuzzling her neck. This was a ridiculously wonderful ending to the overnight journey of the lonely duckling.