In an announcement on the city’s Instagram feed, George the Sugar Hill Duck, “was discovered to have injuries and although he was examined by a vet, unfortunately did not survive.” (Courtesy City of Sugar Hill)

Sugar Hill’s unofficial mascot, George the Duck, succumbs to injuries

Sad news emerged from Sugar Hill on Friday, Sept. 6. In an announcement on the city’s Instagram feed, George the Sugar Hill Duck, “was discovered to have injuries and although he was examined by a vet, unfortunately did not survive.”

George, who appeared to actually be a North American Snow Goose, lived in downtown Sugar Hill behind the Bowl and E Center and was announced as an unofficial city mascot in Dec. 2018 after having lived and delighted the community for several years prior.

From the city’s announcement, “George had a front-row view of the changes in Sugar Hill over the past five years. He brought a smile to all that visited downtown or walked around the pond interacting with him. He will be dearly missed. We plan to honor George’s life and his impact on our community in the near future.”

Expect updates on the city’s Instagram at www.instagram.com/cityofsugarhill/.

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