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Lucy the Duck returns to Charlottetown garden centre

Lucy, a wild black duck, is back at the Charlottetown Superstore garden centre, where she has been nesting for six years.

Wild black duck welcomed once more by garden centre staff

For years Lucy has been making her nest in the safe confines of Charlottetown garden centre. 0:37

Lucy, a wild black duck, is back at the Charlottetown Superstore garden centre, where she has been nesting for six years.

It may seem an odd choice for a wild animal, but she is welcomed by staff every June and her eggs are well protected from predators in the fenced-in garden centre.

Once the ducklings hatch, Lucy has in the past taken them across University Avenue to the experimental farm, where she has her pick of a series of ponds to continue raising the ducklings.

Last year, Lucy had a police escort for the trek across the avenue.

Last year Lucy and her brood had a police escort to their new home in a pond on the other side of University Avenue. (CBC)

With files from Compass