quack! {187/365}

A Duck Tale
by Janice S.

(oh I is sooo funny! heh)

We had an unexpected visitor this evening …

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I live in the ‘burbs, so it’s not everyday you see a duck stroll up your front walk.
(not one word about my weedy front walk … shush)

These next few shots have been cracking me up since I opened them …
(blame it on the heat, maybe)

Just out for a stroll. No biggie. Nothing to see here, move along.

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doo-di-doo-di-dooooo …

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nice neighbourhood!

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hmmmm … looks a little sunnier on that side …

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I’ma going over there.

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holy CRAP this pavement is hot!

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is that a car coming???  aaaahhhhh!

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hey, you ever hear that joke about the chicken crossing the road? no?
I’ll tell ya later.

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okay, made it
damn these are some high curbs!

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ahhh … definitely sunnier over here

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now if I could just ditch that crazy lady following me
Back off Lady!!!

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ummmm … where am I?

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none of this is looking familiar.

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oh great, the crazy lady brought her kid

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I’m outta here … which way is home?

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y’all gotta map?

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Daughter and I were actually pretty worried about the little guy. I thought he might’ve been hurt or something because he sure wasn’t making any effort to get the hell out of there.

She went back to the house to get some bread so maybe we could lure him down the street to the pond.


I told her to just pick him up and carry him.  Get some oven mitts, I told her.  It’s all good.


Oh! and you can bet that I totally walked that duck across the street, arms out to stop traffic and all.

Yep.  I did.

And then all of a sudden, after about an hour, he just decided to up and fly away. It looked a little dicey because he skimmed the pavement for a few hundred yards, but off he went, hanging a right at the end of the street and heading towards the pond.

Daughter and I both looked at each other with dropped jaws.  Crazy duck.

I figure maybe he banged into something and needed time to sort himself out.

Or maybe he got tired in the heat too.

Maybe he got turned around? Does that stuff happen?  heh.

More than likely, he got tired of us stalking his cute duck self.

Or maybe, just maybe, he heard about my mad photo skillz and wanted some shots for the family.

Yeah, that’s it :)


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  • MonybeaN
    Posted at 00:48h, 07 July Reply

    I just adore your duck tale!!!!

    • janice
      Posted at 01:49h, 07 July Reply

      LOL!!! I just totally put that in the title.
      Yay you! I love it! :)

  • geneil
    Posted at 08:22h, 07 July Reply

    so funny! great shots. We usually get ducks in our yard after a rain because we have a low spot that fills up with water, which they like. But they are always in pairs–girl and boy.

  • Betty Anne
    Posted at 09:28h, 07 July Reply

    A great story to start my day — with pictures even — thanks for giving me a smile : )

  • Sher
    Posted at 09:33h, 07 July Reply

    it look’s like that duckie is up town ready to shop lol too cute!! Hey tell me?? Why aren’t you doing Wedding’s and stuff??? you are definitely good enough that’s for sure :)

    • janice
      Posted at 09:35h, 07 July Reply

      aww thanks chick!
      Definitely lots to learn still.

      • Sher
        Posted at 09:37h, 07 July Reply

        have you taken any courses yet?

        • janice
          Posted at 09:40h, 07 July Reply

          No, just learning as I go along ;)

          • Sher
            Posted at 09:49h, 30 June

            my sister took a course and learned lots she has done weddings and annivesarys and family portraits and children all kinds and you are already good enough so…

  • April
    Posted at 13:39h, 07 July Reply

    awesome! I am going to show my son when he wakes up, he will love this :)

  • Leslie
    Posted at 16:27h, 07 July Reply

    Haha! This is fantastic. I’m usually so bored with duck shots (not sure why, I’m not a duck racist or anything — a duckcist?). But this one is SO fun. I think it’s because it’s juxtaposed with humanity, so it’s full of personality. Quack!

    • janice
      Posted at 00:34h, 08 July Reply

      Duckcist! LOLOLOLOL!!!

  • Jamie S
    Posted at 18:18h, 07 July Reply

    How cool. We were at my sister’s house last easter (also in the suburbs) and an entire family of ducks walked into her backyard. It was an easter miracle.

  • Jillsy
    Posted at 21:33h, 07 July Reply

    OMG!!! I love them all but that second one really cracks me up!!

    • janice
      Posted at 00:35h, 08 July Reply

      When it came up on my screen with him strolling down the street like that, I couldn’t stop giggling at him :)

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