UNDATED (KTHV) - From a duckling born with two extra legs to a father turning his daughter into an real princess, 'THV 11 This Morning' catches you up on some Weird But True headlines.
Hatching animals is nothing new to one local family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs. Claude Aucoin said he has hatched more than 1,000 ducks in his lifetime, but he was shocked with this surprise. The duckling grew a fan base when Aucoin's daughter, Kylie, quickly exposed the duck, who goes by Donald, on social media. This little duck has shocked everyone who has encountered him, and when the family is asked how this happened, they said it must have been a birth defect. To keep up with him you can like his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fourleggedduck.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has taken to flying several planes over hard to reach areas dropping native fish out of a compartment at the bottom of an aircraft. Hundreds, sometimes up to 1,000 3-inch fingerlings are set free. "They kind of flutter down, so they don't impact very hard, they flutter with the water and they do really well," supervisor Ted Hallows said. They don't always make it into the water alive. A small percentage of them die.
A trip to Tanganyika Wildlife Park has turned into a bit of fame for one Kansas family. Angie Widener says her 9-month old daughter fell asleep in her car seat while touring the park. She was watching her other two kids feeding some lemurs when she heard the woman next to her laughing. "The lady beside me was giggling and said "Ma'am, there's a lemur on your baby." Widener says the zookeeper told her she could take the lemur off the baby's head, but that she should take a picture first.
Jeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter Emily in their Abingdon, Va., a few months ago when she asked if she could be a real princess. Heaton tells the Washington Post that it's a big deal for her, since she was 6 at the time. So he said yes, then set about making it happen. Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, soon was journeying through the desert in southern Egypt and into an unclaimed 800-square-mile patch of arid land. On June 16 — Emily's seventh birthday — he planted a blue flag with four stars and a crown on a rocky hill. The area is unclaimed desert on the border with Sudan known locally as Bir Tawil. Heaton has claimed it, declared himself king and naming his daughter a princess in what the Heatons call the "Kingdom of North Sudan."