Oregon woman Cynthia Ruddell is suing a pet duck owner for $275,000 after she claimed the duck allegedly attacked her, causing her to break her wrist and sprain her elbow.
“The duck flapped its wings at her and knocked her back and she fell down on an outstretched hand and fractured her wrist in two spots,” Ruddell’s lawyer, Gregory Price, said.
The duck, Squirt, belongs to Lolita Rose of Estacada outside Portland. Price argued that Rose knew her duck was a nuisance throughout the neighborhood. He added that neighborhood residents often complained of the duck attacking students at a bus stop.
Rose, however, denied the allegation.
“He wasn’t angry,” Rose said, “he just liked to bite the legs and try to hump people.”
The suit seeks $25,000 in medical expenses and $250,000 for pain and suffering.
Price hopes to settle the lawsuit within two months.