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    Of all the things for me to find in my back yard...

    So I'm rudely awoken yesterday afternoon by my dog raising hell outside my window. She's using her 'tattletale' bark, which she does when one of the cats is being naughty - generally by slaughtering some other animal. I grab my robe, and my hubby who was in the living room, and we head outside. He beats me by about three seconds because I didn't jump off the back porch, being mostly still asleep and not fond of broken legs. "Well," he says, "this is unusual." I turn the corner and what before my bewildered and sleep encrusted eyes should appear, but a mallard. Yep, a duck was sitting under my bedroom window, beside the back porch, being called a weirdo by my dog. We stuck the dog inside, and using the "you come in from this way, I'll get him from that way" we shortly had in custody one mallard drake.



    He seemed in fine health (if a bit dirty) if anything grateful to be away from the dog, although the glowing eyes in the pic now give me pause.



    After a short deliberation, we decided to sneak him into the city's botanical garden where he can be happy with the existing mallard flock there. The duck pond is kept stocked with nesting boxes, food, etc etc and the ducks are free to come and go as they please. For all I know that's where he came from, it's less than two miles from my house.



    He took to it like a duck to wa... yeah. That.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    He took to it like a duck to wa... yeah. That.
    Jenna will have to work extra hard since you didn't actually pun.

    Good save Ducky. Nice pics too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Jenna will have to work extra hard since you didn't actually pun.
    Birds of a feather flock together!

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    Excellent work with your duck relocation program!




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    nice save Ducky!

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    I don't know....maybe you should have eaten it instead....with the mango salsa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    I don't know....maybe you should have eaten it instead....with the mango salsa!
    I never thought of doing anything so mean and cruel.



    I did however think about picking a duck up from the grocery store.

    You and I are a couple of sick, sick carnivores.
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    Lucky it wasn't this fella.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    I never thought of doing anything so mean and cruel.



    I did however think about picking a duck up from the grocery store.

    You and I are a couple of sick, sick carnivores.
    That would be cannibalism!

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    Nice save!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Lucky it wasn't this fella.



    He's a carnivore too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Lucky it wasn't this fella.


    Yeah, gators are protected around here, so I'd have to call the cops

    On the upshot I'd never have to worry about my dog again. She'd either be irretrievable via digestion, learned to climb trees, or would never, ever bark at anything ever again. Burglars would be so passe after this guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaFuzz View Post
    I don't know....maybe you should have eaten it instead....with the mango salsa!
    Mmm, duck.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Mmm, duck.
    Well, you DO call me Duckylicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Well, you DO call me Duckylicious.
    waiting for RSA to comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Well, you DO call me Duckylicious.
    Indeed I do, Duckylicious.




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    And to make the story more perfect, I got three new foster kittens today. The names that came with them, no lie, are Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Yes boys and girls, duck names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Lucky it wasn't this fella.


    He was just lookinig for the duck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incustody1015 View Post
    He was just lookinig for the duck.
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    My parents have 3 pet ducks. Used to have geese too. Good animals to hang with.

 

 
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