A WOMAN nursed a lost duckling which turned up on her dad’s doorstep in a storm — and now it will not leave her side.
Jessica Clewes, 24, nursed the tiny shivering bird back to health – warming him up under a heat lamp and feeding him worms.
But when he was big enough to fly the nest pampered Denzel didn’t want to leave.
So she built him a pond and outdoor house.
He now follows Jessica and partner, Adam Oliver, 38, around the house in Smallwood, Cheshire, and even sits on their shoulders and nestles into her hair.
The cleaner, of Smallwood, Cheshire, said: “He was only a few days old. He sits on my knee at night while I watch TV. He must be happy or he would just fly off.”
He spends his days outdoors – like every other duck – but unlike the rest of his breed sleeps in the warmth and comfort of a house.
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Denzel typically snoozes wherever he likes but his two favourite places to take a nap are in front of the log burner or on the sofa.
Jessica said the couple are now looking to adopt a female duck so Denzel can start a family.
She’s hopeful of one day having her very own duck nursery in her back garden.