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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Operation: Save the Ducks

I have come to learn that ducks are not the smarts or most family orientated animals out there. I have seen mommy ducks completely abandon their ducklings and other mommy ducks do anything to save their ducklings, but the most common thing that lies in the duck gene is their lack of smarts.

The other day coming home we found a mother duck and her 8 ducklings stuck in the basement well of an apartment. A little against Ben's will, I got him to jump in and try to get them out. Every time he caught a duckling, it would jump right back into the whole - a lesson in itself for another day.

Mommy and her ducklings

Ben thought it would be a good idea to put a board up for them to climb out of. We got bread and tried to get them up it, but it was a failed attempt at rescue.

I love this picture, mommy duck is 'yelling' at Ben to stay away.

Eventually Ben took his hat off and started to try and chase mommy away so he could get the ducklings out. He chased mom right out of the well and then I helped keep her from jumping back in while Ben would grab a duckling and toss (I kid not, some did back flips) it out to mommy. He saved all 8 ducklings and mommy. Such a fabulous hero!

The terrified mommy back with all 8 ducklings running in the opposite direction for safety.

1 Comment:

The Ames Family said...

i am not a big meany throwing baby ducks around. those flips were the duckling bring over zealous in getting out of my hand