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'Lucky ducks': Duckling nest delays Maine restaurant's patio opening

Duck family delays restaurant patio opening in Maine
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PORTLAND, Maine - A family of ducks delayed a restaurant in Maine from opening its patio. A mother duck decided to turn the wood-fired pizza cauldron at Flatbread Company in Portland into her nest.

The restaurant shared some happy news on Wednesday.

"The (13!) ducklings have hatched and plopped into the ocean this morning!" Flatbread Company posted to Facebook. "We are some lucky ducks!!"  

Ok friends - thank you for being so patient as we waited to open our patio for our nesting Mallard. We are so honored...

Posted by Flatbread Company Portland Maine on Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The restaurant said it is working to get the patio back open soon.  

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