Wednesday, October 15, 2014
So in the previous post I discussed the fact that I have a squirrel in my backyard.
A squirrel that my neighbor brought home and now drives my dogs crazy.
Now I would like to discuss the duck that I am feeding........
Ms. Duck has been around for about 3 years now. She has been a frequent flyer at my neighbor's pond.....the same neighbor who brought the squirrel home. Below is a picture of her and all her little ducklings she had back in June. She is a very protective mom and my neighbor and I were very watchful of her and the babies.
We would count them every time she brought them out for a swim and we stressed out when we did not see them every day. Everyone seems to have grown up and moved on.........except mom.
Last Friday I was "sick" and had to take a "sick day" off from school. When I feed in the morning during the week its around 5:45 am and its dark so I don't see everything going on or better yet, who comes to eat. So on Friday when I was "sick" and feeding around 8 am I was quite surprised to see a duck eating right along side of Jed.......come again????
Then after a closer look, I realized who it was........it was Momma duck.....ain't that somethin'?
She has no shame........picking up all pieces of grain in the bowl.........
..........and picking up around the alpaca's feet. The boys were oblivious to her and I believe she could care less what they think as long as she gets any missed grain. When she was done with the boys area I watched her walk over to the bird feeder area and pick up seeds the birds knocked to the ground.....notice the chicken eyeing Ms. Duck up;)
I asked her why she hasn't flown south yet.....I got no answer. She apparently likes her new routine as I saw her waddle up all this weekend. I think she has been doing this for awhile and I just caught her in the act:)
I left her some extra grain under the bird feeder on Monday morning......and on Tuesday morning......and this morning.......and probably tomorrow morning......
This is crazy. I didn't ask for a duck.
I. Am. Not. Buying. Duck. Food.
I probably should put straw in the dog house that the dogs never use in case she decides to stay for the winter and needs a warm place to sleep...........