Pancake the duckling
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Pancake the duckling loves life in Manchester office

When a duckling was orphaned and found in a neighbour's garden, businessman Austin Hutchinson came to the rescue.

He adopted "Pancake" and they have formed such a close bond that they go to see clients together and hang out in his office.

"If I leave him on his own he goes crazy so I just take him with me," said Mr Hutchinson, from Didsbury in Greater Manchester. "He follows me around everywhere - he thinks I'm his mum."

He said he hopes his office buddy will eventually become more independent and pursue a high-flying career of his own.

"We'll all miss him, but we won't miss the cleaning up."

BBC North West Tonight's Suzanne Hailey reports.

  • 21 May 2015