The International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia plans to raise funds with an unusual duck X-ray.

The bird came in with a broken wing, but when Marie Travers, assistant manager of the center, radiographed the duck, she was stunned to see a very clear image of what appeared to be the face, or head, of an extraterrestrial alien in the bird's stomach.

Unfortunately, the duck died of its injuries. Initial reports from the center claimed the cause of the alien face was never determined. Necropsy results were pending.

Either way, the center has come up with a way to turn its alien encounter into a fundraiser for the center. It will auction off the duck X-ray on eBay.

The one-of-a-kind image will be sold along with a certificate of authenticity. All proceeds will go toward funding the center's rehabilitation programs.The auction begins tomorrow.