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.
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