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    Hey Ducky!

    While I was getting the mower out of the garage, I spotted something small running down the alley. I thought, you gotta be kidding! I walked out the back gate and there was a duckling high tailing it! My first thoughts were is it's headed towards the street and there are many alley cats on the prowl. I take off after this little fuzz ball as fast as I can (mind you, I have a bum left foot that does not have full range of motion). It gets out in the street and goes under a parked car, sh*t. I circle the car and it comes out and heads for my neighbors house. We both are running back and forth around this house as it is tracing the foundation. The tail just comes within reach a few times but it keeps just enough ahead of me. Finally, the poor duckling gets bogged down in some taller grass and I gently scoop it up. Proud of my handicapped athleticism, I look around to see if anyone in the neighborhood witnessed this. There was not a soul in sight and luckily the neighbors were not home either! The duckling's feet were droopy so that was a good sign that it was not stressed too much.

    The new baby






    I went back out and searched the alley for any more strays or even the mother. The nearest water is about 2 miles, this baby is no more than 2 days old. All I found were the two regular alley cats and no evidence of other birds. My gf has raised many ducks and geese so she knows how to handle and care for them.

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............. .............................. ...crispy duck awaits you.
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    OMG how utterly adorable!! Maybe a kiddie pool for a duck pond would let him get his paddling powers?

    And Trojan, that was a gentlemanly way of saying you'd like to eat me.
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    I couldn't possibly comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    I couldn't possibly comment.
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    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............. .............................. ...crispy duck awaits you.
    Chips fried in duck fat are yummy too.

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    And Trojan, that was a gentlemanly way of saying you'd like to eat me.


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    I couldn't possibly comment.

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    Trojan, you fell into that one. Hard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IMGreat101 View Post
    Chips fried in duck fat are yummy too.
    Yes they are!!




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    The duckling is cute

    No comment on eating fried duck
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    I have never eaten duck.............;-) Very cute is though!!!!
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    Oh damn, just read what I wrote........baaaaaaaa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    I have never eaten duck.............;-) Very cute is though!!!!
    Something you're trying to tell me here, Yoda?
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    Quote:
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    I have never eaten duck.............;-) Very cute is though!!!!



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    Something you're trying to tell me here, Yoda?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    Trojan, you fell into that one. Hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    I have never eaten duck.............;-) Very cute is though!!!!
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    Oh damn, just read what I wrote........baaaaaaaa
    You, too?


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    R.I.P. Woody

    I just got home from KC and found out that Woody died Tuesday morning.

    We had just identified the duckling as a wood duck and bought special food for it.

    Long story short, my gf thinks there was an issue with the food that we bought.


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    Well, that's a depressing ending...
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    Poor baby RIP little one. May your next life be longer and involve less cardio.
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    Wow. Now I'm depressed.
    Thereís a promise I need you to make
    While Iím gone you take care of the love
    And Iíll deal with the hate.

    Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
    Just care for your children and sleep tight
    Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
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    Awww, poor little duckling.

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    It is a beautiful day here, 79 degrees, 50% humidity. All the windows in the house are open, and I hear a squeaky sound outside.

    Wood Duck, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    The family is still nearby!

    I will be outside most of the day and will have camera ready!



    EDIT: Oh, and my running shoes on too. har

 

 
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