A desert island duck who abandoned a normal ducks life, swimming in ponds, lakes and rivers like all normal ducks do, has died.
Not a Donald Duck or Ducky Doo Daa, just plain old Trevor Duck, who decided to grab a flight to a lonely South Sea Island, and spent the rest of his life fishing, swimming in puddles of rain, and generally acting like a castaway, because he couldn't find a female duck to share his life with.
He was discovered by a man on Friday, and for the rest of the week he was alone. However, the man who discovered him, decided the duck was better off alone, and refused to give him his daily dry, stale bread like most humans do. Hence, poor old Trevor, too weak to go for a fish in the open ocean, popped his webbed feet.
The strange man found Trevor the dead duck on Black Friday, buried him on Monday, and told a passing cruise ship, filled with sunburnt Japanese tourists about the tragedy. The captain of the ship informed New Zealand's RSPCA after docking in Auckland. They, in turn, told Sky News, who thought it would make a sensational news story, and now poor old Trevor, the lonely desert island duck, is more popular than Donald and Robinson Crusoe put together.
Sadly, the BBC were too late to ask Trevor for his favorite top ten Desert Island discs, and instead are playing 'The Birdie Song' for 24 hours out of respect; RIP Trevor the Desert Island Dead Duck.