Earlier this morning, a wonderfully amusing Associated Press story hit the wire: "Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck."
Here is the story in its swift and sweet entirety. Mind you, we are going to improve on this already fun bit of journalism afterward.
North Reading, Mass. • Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.
A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.
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.