Photo by A Mixed Bag 2011
With a Quack, Quack Here
By Teresa Smeigh January 2016
We lived in a medium-sized home on the lake. We had a small beach out front. Ducks and their poop is messy. Who wants a messy beach. The kids however wanted ducks. The small fenced in section let them in and out of the small area we fenced off.
Eventually the ducks left and my kids were sad. We had friends with many home-grown ducklings and so we bought quite a few and closed up the lake end of the pen. They had beach and water.
I was afraid of them, cute as they were. My younger boy wanted to take them for show and tell. They had to be in a large box.
Finally he got a hold of one. We took a total of 4 of them and I was afraid they would get out of the box and into the car itself.
I had to take them home then. Uh oh.
We got them back in the box and I drove them home, drug the box down to their pen and just ripped it down the side and let them out. I was NOT touching those ducks.