UPDATE: News Shopper speaks to girl spotted walking duck in Gravesend

News Shopper: UPDATE: News Shopper tracks down blonde girl spotted walking duck in Gravesend UPDATE: News Shopper tracks down blonde girl spotted walking duck in Gravesend

News Shopper is pleased to announce it has tracked down the blonde girl seen walking her pet duck through Gravesend this morning.

Readers have been pecking away at our website all day desperate to find out more about the young woman spotted taking a stroll with her feathered-friend.

We can now exclusively reveal the owners of the duck are 14-year-old Katie Connolly and boyfriend Jack Price from Northfleet.

Katie told News Shopper: "Jack has always wanted ducks so I thought it would be a nice thing to do.

"I got them from Maidstone Farm and they're great.

"When I got them I didn't know it was going to go this big!"

Jack, an amateur boxer, said: “I had said that I had wanted a duck for ages but I hadn’t been able to afford one.

“But it was my birthday on Wednesday and Katie surprised me. I had always wanted a duck after watching Friends when Joey and Chandler had a duck and a goose.

“We actually have two ducks. We have called them Floyd - after the boxer Floyd Mayweather - and Danny, after Man United’s Danny Welbeck.

“We have taken them for a walk every day so far.”

Speaking of the attention the ducks have received on this sunny Bank Holiday Monday, Jack added: “It’s a bit weird. Everyone has been tweeting it and sharing it on Facebook.

“All my mates have been texting me.

“People have been coming up to us in the street and asking if they can take pictures.”

Earlier today News Shopper reported how Twitter users had been going quackers over this shot of a young woman taking her pet duck for a morning stroll in Gravesend.

News Shopper:

‘The Chris Price’ uploaded the image this morning before tweeting: “Just a woman walking a duck in #Gravesend. No biggie.”

The duck, a male mallard, looked perfectly relaxed as it strolled through the town centre.

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11:22am Mon 5 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Even ducks like a pretty lady to walk them.
Even ducks like a pretty lady to walk them. white rabbit9
  • Score: -30

8:17am Tue 6 May 14

Techvedic says...

Ridiculous news. It seems Newsshopper's correspondents are extremely free to post anything on their websites to get nothing. (Editor, Techvedic)
Ridiculous news. It seems Newsshopper's correspondents are extremely free to post anything on their websites to get nothing. (Editor, Techvedic) Techvedic
  • Score: 105

8:29am Tue 6 May 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

What an Exclusive Scoop. Bet the hacks at The Sun are gutted they missed this quackers story.
What an Exclusive Scoop. Bet the hacks at The Sun are gutted they missed this quackers story. PoppyGreenLeaf
  • Score: 55

12:08pm Tue 6 May 14

shabina says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Even ducks like a pretty lady to walk them.
what cr*p... obviously nothing big happened over the weekend !! hope they're not being cruel taking them for a walk, with what looks like something round the neck ..
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Even ducks like a pretty lady to walk them.[/p][/quote]what cr*p... obviously nothing big happened over the weekend !! hope they're not being cruel taking them for a walk, with what looks like something round the neck .. shabina
  • Score: 25

11:35am Wed 7 May 14

shabina says...

its cruel, take him for walk in a park so he can eat grass... not a shopping area. go let him splash around in the pond .. this is not a funny, cute story
its cruel, take him for walk in a park so he can eat grass... not a shopping area. go let him splash around in the pond .. this is not a funny, cute story shabina
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Wed 7 May 14

swanleyperson says...

This is the worst story i have ever read by the news shopper. My life is now complete
This is the worst story i have ever read by the news shopper. My life is now complete swanleyperson
  • Score: 3

11:58am Thu 8 May 14

keirJewiss says...

The ducks are relaxed, if they were treated in a bad way then it would be animal cruelty, they are fed and they get a chance to be in water and a chance to walk around... jack and Katie or treating them very well.
The ducks are relaxed, if they were treated in a bad way then it would be animal cruelty, they are fed and they get a chance to be in water and a chance to walk around... jack and Katie or treating them very well. keirJewiss
  • Score: 1

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