The picture shows an unfledged duck walking with its 12-year-old
owner Tong Tong, the Guangzhou Daily reported on January
The duck, named "Ya Ya", was found and saved by Tong Tong's
uncle one day about two months ago while it was being chased by a
big rat along Shahe Road in Guangzhou. He sent the duck to his
nephew Tong Tong because he's locally famous for his passionate
love of stray animals.
"My home is like a collecting post for stray animals," said Tong
Tong. "Neighbors entrust their pets to my care when they go
"My duck Ya Ya is smart and we're always together. The duck
walks with me to school everyday," said Tong Tong.
(China.org.cn by Li Jingrong January 14, 2008)