So today, my mom tells my dad in the afternoon that there were baby ducks stuck in the sewer. Apparently they fell down the hole and we’re calling out to their mom. Their mom disappeared. I guess she was in such distressed that she left.
Anyways, my dad goes outside and so do I. We hear them calling out. My dad pulls the grate from the drain. There are like 7 babies down there. So at first we tried a net but they would fall right through the holes.
So then we tried a basket with strings and we made sure it went right below the waterline. We threw bread. I went online and found the breed of duck then I found the mother calls. So I played it on repeat. They started coming out and my dad caught them with the basket.
So we caught all of them. Then I wanted to go to the park because it’s across the street from my house. Usually there are a lot of ducks there. So we went looking for a duck that is all black with like two or three babies. I put them in a small pet crate.
I looked for about 30 minutes and then I found the mother with another mother and her own set of babies. The babies were calling out. The mother would turn her head and look right at me and the crate. I let them out. I backed away and the mother came towards them. She wagged her tail. She seemed excited to have her babies. She went and smelled them. She didn’t attack them or anything of that sort. So they must have been her babies because they would follow her.
So I’m glad I saved them and found their mom. Thanks to my dad, my neighbor, and myself!
In 1994, Disney Adventures magazine ran a 5-part comic crossover event called “The Legend of the Chaos God.” The story featured an evil wizard of ancient times resurfacing in the modern era through mystical artifacts (as evil wizards always do). Each installment featured the artifacts as they changed hands, each time passing through one of the Disney Afternoon animated programs.
This is awesome for two reasons:
1) The Disney Afternoon is a canonical, overlapping universe. 2) Seeing normally lighthearted, comedic characters thrust into an out-of-genre scenario, dealing with a malicious entity and still somehow not being out-of-character.
today i pet a dog, saw 1 frog & 1 snake, ate some blackberries, witnessed a duck parade (pictured), rescued a baby bunny who was too small to hop over the curb, & bought a 5 foot tall skeleton halloween decoration at a garage sale
“My Girlfriend has to work in a duckling production factory this summer in order to finance her plane ticket to join me in South East Asia. So every day she has to cut with a laser hundreds of duckling’s beak and vaccinate them for mass production. Her coworkers are desensitize and sometime kill them for fun.
Two days ago she found a lucky one who escaped to the parking lot and took it back home. It was very energetic and full of life, definitely this one didn’t want to end up being force fed and wanted to see the light of the sun and grass.
My Gf family lives in the country side of France and they have 7 chickens and a Cock, they live freely and sleep in a tree. However one of the chicken is different, she’s kind of an outcast and don’t hang out with the rest of the chicken and sleep alone in the Barn. For years she’s never been able to have chicks and so she was nurturing rotten eggs for months and even chest nuts that she was mistaking for her own eggs.
When my Gf took back the duckling, her mom took the chicken put the duckling on the bottom of it and put back the chicken. Both were confuse at the beginning so they had to repeat the process a few time. And the duckling was very energetic so it always tried to escape. But after a few time and maybe because it was cold the duckling chose to stay under the wing of the chicken.
Now the chicken fully recognizes the duckling as hers and the duckling follows her everywhere, it even jumped on the back of the chicken like it would have done in the nature with a mommy duck. My Gf and her family cannot approach the duckling anymore as the chicken activated her overly protective mum mode and puff her feathers and peck the ones who dare come near the duckling. They can still pet her back tough.
In the last picture she’s teaching him to roam and eat insects.”
Sometimes things just don’t go to plan, and as hard as we try, we can’t get the ideal result.
This little yellow mallard duckling was found in a park in Reigate by a member of the public, after falling from its nest and knocking itself unconscious. Although initially dazed, it quickly picked up, and we had high hopes in getting it back with its mum.
Sadly though, it just wasn’t to be… Despite us spending an afternoon wading through a lake trying, its mum refused to take it back..
We recovered the poor duckling again, and after warming it up and drying it out, it was back into one of our nice, warm incubators for some rest.
Like with our gosling, we put a mirror into its cage to stimulate self-awareness and remove human dependency. It will now stay with us until it’s big enough to be released!