Woman opens up her home to ducks so they don't freeze
Eight ducks have a roof over their heads, thanks to a caring woman in Mason.
There's more to the story when you become an Insider. WCPO Insider's membership is an additional benefit on top of everything you can get for free on WCPO.com. We created an entire digital organization dedicated to bringing you exclusive access to in-depth stories that you can’t get anywhere else, handpicked events, and incredible savings on things you love to do. To find out more click here.
MASON, Ohio -- Eight ducks have a roof over their heads, thanks to a caring woman in Mason.
Terri Hopton's property has been home to the ducks for quite some time. They cannot fly, and they're going nowhere else very fast.
PHOTOS: Freezing temps descend on Tri-State
Hopton knows the deep freeze and sub-zero temperatures are too much for the ducks to handle, and she couldn't bear to let them freeze, even if it meant losing some sleep.
The ducks have been the Hopton house guests since Saturday afternoon, but at the cost of a peaceful night's sleep for Terri and her husband.
"But it's just too cold for them right now, so we brought them in the house, and made a makeshift cage," she said. "And in the afternoons for about an hour, I let them, I put four in one bathtub and four in the other bathtub, and so for about an hour they swim around and then we clean their pens and put them back in here."
Overnight, the ducks get so loud that the Hoptons wear earplugs to avoid being woken up.
READ MORE: SPCA gets dozens of calls about pets out in the cold
What you need to know about frostbite safety