Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck

NORTH READING, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman’s home quickly quacked the case.

A North Reading woman called police from her upstairs bedroom on Saturday to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.

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Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in.

But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck.

Police say it appears the duck got in through the chimney.

An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond. The duck was not charged.