New trainer takes over at Memphis' Peabody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jason Sensat has his ducks in a row.

Sensat is the new duckmaster at the Peabody hotel -- a job he calls one of the coolest in Memphis.

Each morning, five days a week, Senset marches the mallards through the lobby to the grand marble fountain where they spend the day swimming and getting their pictures taken. Each afternoon, he marches them back to their quarters. All this, with Sensat adorned in a bright red uniform jacket and carrying a black cane.

The 33-year-old Sensat sees himself at 84, still directing ducks.

He says his goal is to break the record of the first duckmaster. That was 50 years of duckmastership by the late Edward Pembroke. He created the position in 1940 and retired in 1991.

The Peabody also employs duckmasters at its hotels in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Orlando, Florida.

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