Friday, October 27, 2006

White Duck

There is a white duck living in my pond now. I've never actually seen a white duck before. In cartoons and things, and in that Ping book about the chinese duck, but never live and in person. I got a little worried that it was a swan mistakenly raised by ducks, and soon it would have a freakish neck and start stalking me, but I looked it up. That doesn't really happen. (The part about ducks mistakenly raising swans, I mean.)


Anonymous said...

We have white ducks down here & Canadian Geese!

Bubs said...

I wouldn't worry about the duck. From what I've seen on the news, you've much more to fear from pigeon-gobbling white pelicans.

Melinda June said...

You're lucky, old lady. White ducks rock.

Pigeon-gobbling white pelicans??? Note to self - google that. Or shall I say use the google to look it up.

Bubs said...

It was on the news briefly. YouTube has a short version of the video.

Some white pelican, at a park that appears to be in England (judging by the voices in the background) just turns on a pigeon and snaps him up. The pigeon struggles for about 20 minutes before finally heading down the pelican gullet. It's impressive.