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Ducking and diving on Wick river ice floes


By David G Scott

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Thousands of chunks of ice, some as much as three inches thick, were seen drifting along Wick river yesterday afternoon.

The ice floes came as sections of the frozen river broke into pieces when a thaw set in after the recent cold snap.

Some of the resident ducks, lucky enough to access the slippery surfaces, took advantage of the drifting ice to hitch a ride along the river.

This mallard duck seems a bit unsure as he tries to access one of the ice blocks on Wick river yesterday. Pictures: DGS
This mallard duck seems a bit unsure as he tries to access one of the ice blocks on Wick river yesterday. Pictures: DGS
Success. He makes it on board for a free lift down the river much to the consternation of a nearby duck who appears to look away.
Success. He makes it on board for a free lift down the river much to the consternation of a nearby duck who appears to look away.

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