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Friday, September 9, 2011

Nature In My Own Backyard

Funny story about these ducks. We hadn't had rain for a bit, so we had the sprinkler running in the front yard. I happened to walk by the front door and couldn't figure out what on earth I was looking at!!! When I looked again, here were these 2 gosslings playing in the sprinkler!! I called my husband and he said "Those belong to someone, they're domestic". So, we watched them play for a bit (unfortunately, I didn't get good photo's) and then we went out to catch them. We couldn't leave them as they wouldn't likely survive. We finally caught them and put them in a dog crate while I went for a drive to see if I could find the owners. I lucked out BIG time when I went to our corner store and he said to try *****'s house and so I did and they were his. Apparently, he had found mom and 2 baby's dead in the back field/forest. Someone had run them over. So these 2 were running scared. He was glad to have them home and I was glad to find their home!!

Every spring/summer we have baby squirrel's in our front tree and this yr, no exception! Are these 2 not super cute?? I know, they can be destructive, but we've been lucky. They tend to leave the nest and away they go!


glassgraffitix2 said...

Poor Duckies but good pics! Or should I say lucky ducks!? The squirrel is also a good pic.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fab pixes as always!

hugs :)