Phuket farang offers 4,000 baht reward for missing duck

A beloved pet duck has gone missing in Phuket, southern Thailand, and its farang owner is offering a 4,000 baht reward for the person who finds and returns it.

A poster reveals that the duck is female and went missing on Friday, March 3, from behind Wat Khanaen Temple near Thalang Dog Hotel.

CH3‘s Facebook page Nai Krasae (“In the Trend”) posted a picture of a ‘MISSING DUCK’ poster pasted to a wall in Phuket, with the caption…

“Lost duck in Phuket. Farang asks for help to find it. There’s a reward of 4,000 baht. Please don’t turn this duck into a curry because [the farang] loves it very much.

“Facebook user ‘Mtamdada Bankuan’ posted a picture announcing the search for a black and white Muscovy duck.

“The duck was raised by a farang in the Thalang district of Phuket province and disappeared. There is a reward of 4,000 baht for whoever finds and returns it.

“The duck disappeared from the area behind Wat Khanaen in Thepkrasattri subdistrict in Thalang district.

“The Facebook post states, “Farang’s Maning duck disappeared. Near Wat Khanaen. 4000 baht reward. Don’t make it into a curry. Farang loves it very much.'”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this Muscovy duck (also called “Maning Duck” in Thai) please call 0813406127 or 0808787399.

Just last week, a dog owner in the Kathu district of Phuket offered a 10,000 baht reward for their missing dog Nong Daew.

Last year, a cat owner offered a whopping 300,000 baht reward for her missing Scottish Fold cat Manee.

The big cash reward sent locals into a frenzy in search of the missing cat. A few days later, Manee wandered home on her own.

Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) are a domesticated breed of duck that is native to Central and South America. They are distinct from other breeds of ducks due to their large size, unique appearance, and behaviours.

Muscovy ducks are typically larger than other breeds of ducks, with males weighing up to 10 pounds and females weighing up to seven pounds. They have a distinctive appearance, with a large red caruncle (fleshy growth) on their face and a pronounced knob at the base of their bill. They come in a variety of colours including black, white, blue, chocolate, and lavender.

Unlike other breeds of ducks, Muscovy ducks are relatively quiet and do not produce the loud “quacking” sound that is commonly associated with ducks. Instead, they make a hissing or purring sound. They are also known for their strong flying ability and can often be seen roosting in trees.

Muscovy ducks are popular for their meat, which is leaner and darker than other breeds of duck.

They are also kept as pets, as they are generally calm and friendly with humans. Muscovy ducks are hardy and can tolerate a range of temperatures, although they prefer warmer climates and do not do well in extreme cold.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.