Fowl Play in Bristol

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012  |  Updated 6:53 PM EDT
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Duck is stolen in front of museum and then returned

Duck is stolen in front of museum and then returned

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Its beak is broken and its left leg is cracked but the thirty-pound, fiberglass duck can and will be repaired after some unexplained fowl play in Bristol. 

"I mean, we were really upset when the Imagine Nation museum called us and said, 'Our duck is missing,'" said Cindy Scoville of the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce.

The bird was a player in the Chambers'  "Duck Hunt" promotion, until someone helped it fly away from its concrete pedestal Sunday night, tearing it off its bolts.

The museum is closed Monday and Tuesday so only Wednesday did someone sound the duck calls for help finding "Mister Connected", the statue's nickname.

The duck turned up along a walking trail later Wednesday.

"About an hour later a gentleman from the Parks and Recreation department of the city of Bristol comes in with this wet duck in his arms and brings it over because he knew the chamber was doing this," Scoville said.

Once the duck is repaired, it could be spending the winter inside the museum instead of out front.

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