Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Duck Attack!

I like ducks. They are nature's safety birds - rounded beaks, webbed feet. There is a reason why duck fighting never caught on.
They can still startle you in their quest for stray grains though.

7 comments:

Boz said...

My God, Doris.

THEY'VE STOLEN YOUR SHOES!!

(Bolts door against possible attack from wildlife. hides under duvet.)

cogidubnus said...

Our ducks are now boringly OUTSIDE the house (god it was getting smelly)- however the neighbourhood cats (we have five, next door one side have three, next door on the other side have twelve if you include two recent litters of kittens) have discovered the wonderful world of Duckovision and sit for hours in front of the duck run, transfixed by every move...

Doris said...

Boz - yes, they can be surprisingly strong when they take a shine to a pair of kitten heeled manolos.

Cogidubnus - luckily all the ducks here live outside permanently and the cats are wary of them.

Ginny said...

I must still be twelve years old, because that one impertinent duck makes me laugh the hardest.

The other morning we had 2 bunnies play-fighting on the front lawn here in Featureless Suburbia, Illinois. One would rush at the other, and the second one would pop straight up in the air. We could not tear Riley the cat away from the window; not even with shaken treats. He was mesmerized.

stitchwort said...

No corn on your feet then.

Betty said...

A duck in a park once tried to grab a bag I'd put on the ground and run off with it. Is mugging big in the duck world, and what do they spend the stolen money on - crack cocaine habits?

Doris said...

Ginny - that one impertinent duck made mye laugh too, and my toes curl, somewhat! As for the bunny display, I'm not surprised Riley was mesmerised, I would be too!

Stitchwort - no, I used those special plasters from the chemist.

Betty - ducks have to do something to relieve the tedium. It is quite a repetitive business, all that dabbling. I think they gamble away their ill gotten gains on moorhen fights.