From the pages of the Crescent City American, October of 1927.
A race between a sea duck and a dog on the beach, at the foot of H Street, occurred Sunday morning that attracted more than ordinary attention. The duck had actually been wounded so that it could not fly and had been caught by the dog, who loosened its hold for a second and the duck made its way into the water and straight out to sea with the dog in close pursuit.
When the dog would get close enough to make a grab for the duck, he would lose ground, giving the duck an added few feet. Finally the chase led clear beyond the breakers before the dog gave it up and started for shore, but so exhausted was he from the pursuit of the duck, that it was with difficulty that he made it ashore, and if he had not turned back when he did, it is doubtful whether or not he would have made it. The dog was completely exhausted and had to be pulled from the surf.