Warm day for a waddle

Althena Gold of Carmichael strolls with her duck, Spotty, on Tuesday beside the pond in McKinley Park in Sacramento.

Gold said she bought the duck at a flea market 12 years ago and has kept him as a pet ever since.

She regularly takes Spotty to the park for a walk and – as Gold put it – “… to be with his fellow ducks.”

The temperature downtown reached 86 degrees, and highs are expected to stay in the 80s through the weekend.