Rehabilitated ducks released back into the wild on Tuesday

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Wisconsin Humane Society on Tuesday, March 18th released two ducks nursed back to health back into the wild.

The ducks were starving due to the brutal winter.

The problem was, they kept trying to dive for food in water that was really just ice.

The Humane Society says the two ducks released on Tuesday are part of a large number of birds it has had to help this winter.

"We're actually still getting some of those guys in, but these birds have been with us for weeks and we're delighted that they're nice and plump and all waterproof again and back out in the wild," Scott Diehl with the Wisconsin Humane Society said.

Diehl says he's never seen as many birds needing help as the Humane Society has seen this winter.

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