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Formerly peg legged duck receives high honor at Peabody Hotel

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(WMC-TV) - It is a very special day for one duck as he debuts on the red carpet at the famous Peabody Hotel.

You may remember Buttercup. The formerly peg legged duck was born with a leg that had to be amputated. But with the help of new technology, he got a new leg molded from the 3-D image of his sister's foot. Now, Buttercup has a hard plastic prosthetic that slips on just like a boot.

Buttercup made his entrance at the Peabody Hotel just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.  He swam around in the famous fountain as dozens of people cheered him on.  The prosthetic foot appears to be working just fine.

For previous stories on Buttercup, please click here.

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