A showdown is looming in the city of Ulen, Minn. Monika Spitzmiller, 41, will be at the City Council meeting tonight, to ask authorities to allow her pet duck, Houdini, to continue to live with her.
The city enacted a law that bans farm animals from living on property of less than 10 acres.
According to the Fargo Forum newspaper, Spitzmiller nursed the duck back to health, which helped her recover from her own unspecified trauma.
She says she’d rather move than give up the duck.
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