Woman sues neighbor for $275k over attack by pet duck...

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    Pet duck attack leads to neighbor's $275,000 injury lawsuit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014, 03:52 PM EDT



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    (KATU) A Washougal woman is suing the owner of a pet duck in Estacada, Ore.

    Cynthia Ruddell claims Lolita Rose's duck attacked her after it wandered down the street.

    Ruddell's attorney, Gregory Price, told KATU, "... 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."

    The incident happened May 7, 2012. Ruddell broke her right wrist, sprained or strained her elbow and shoulder, and suffered a rotator cuff injury.

    The lawsuit claims Rose knew the duck had, "Abnormally dangerous propensities in attacking people."

    Rose is accused of "needlessly endangering the public" because she didn't keep the duck contained and didn't warn neighbors about the danger.

    "We had neighbors that indicated this duck was a crazy duck that attacked kids at the school bus stop and other people before," Price told KATU.

    The suit seeks $25,000 for medical expenses and $250,000 for her pain, her suffering and the interference her injuries have had on her normal, daily activities.

    Ruddell and Rose both declined to comment on the lawsuit.

    Price told KATU he hopes to settle the lawsuit out of court within the next 60 days.
     
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    scary looking duck, isn't it.:rolleye:


    everyone is looking for a payday....pathetic.
     
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    the duck knocked her over?

    a duck weighs about 8 pounds.

    the average adult can exert 10 pounds of force with their pinky finger.

    the duck exerts less force with its whole body than any of you can exert with your little finger.
     
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    plus ducks have no teeth or claws.
     
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    would you think differently if it were a pit bull that knocked her down?
     
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    ...but they have cork screw penises :c
     
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    a pit bull can realistically knock down a small human, plus dogs have teeth and claws. ducks are not raptors: they have no teeth or claws or mass.
     
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    so does schmoopy, but you don't hear anyone suing him
     
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    Possibly, but would you agree that there is a big difference between a charging muscular pit bull that leaps and locks down on your arm or leg with extreme force... to a duck flapping its wings? :facepalm:
     
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    and if pit bulls are raised right they are just as nice as any other dog. my cousins just got a puppy; its going to be the runt of the dogs in their family as they already own 4 adopted police mastiffs, and the eldest cousin is pregnant.
     
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    If this thing came flapping at me, I think I'd be freaked out

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    You can get this guy to protect you!


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    but it wasn't... funny how that works right??
     
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    that's silly. the papers are always full of stories of marauding ducks attacking and killing crowds of people?
     
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    look if you're at a pond with ducks and one comes at you, flapping its wings and you lose your balance and break your arm, tough shit.

    But if your in a residential neighborhood, and you come out of your mom's house and a duck, known to be aggressive comes at you, and you try to get away, trip lose your balance somehow and end up with a broken wrist, then the owner of the duck should be held responsible. The woman ended up with pins in her wrist and required two surgeries.

    The duck owner admits the thing used to go at people's ankles and try to bite them

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...pet-duck-sues-owner-275-000-article-1.1767496
     
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    Isn't Mlaw a lawyer? All lawyers need to be publicly beheaded. And the beheadings need to be broadcast on every television channel. That would be the first step in getting this country back in the correct direction.
     
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    it doesn't matter, her pet got loose, it went after a woman who was on her mother's property, and the woman ended up with a pretty serious injury. How about if it were a toddler who was injured? Then should the owner be held accountable for their pet?
     
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    you forgot to misquote Shakespeare the the rest of the dopes do
     
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    Ducks don't have teeth, they're not going to hurt anybody. Any adult who is afraid of ducks has bigger problems to deal with.
     
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    Sorry, but lawyers have ruined this country. Most politicians are lawyers.