McKee Retires from Special Calling

Meridian, Miss. For the past eighteen years, Fred McKee has worked for the city of Meridian's parks and recreation department. As part of his duties, he took care of the ducks at Highland Park.

McKee says he enjoyed feeding and taking care of their needs, and that's how he became known as The Duck Man.

"I tried to do my part to keep the park clean and anything I could see to do," said McKee. "I especially enjoyed the ducks and handling them. I raised some of them from day-old ducklings till they were able to get in the water."

McKee says he plans on enjoying his retirement at home, working around his eleven acres in the country.