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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! It's so cute!!!
posted by Pinwiz (36 comments total)

 
That's amazing, and cool, and I pity tha foo' who comes up with a way to crap on this thread. If *I* don't put the smackdown on you for it, that mama duck will.
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:19 PM on July 13, 2001


Okay, that's pretty damned cute. Not to mention eerie. What a trusting duck.
posted by frykitty at 2:28 PM on July 13, 2001


lassie with feathers. Think disney will pick it up?
posted by th3ph17 at 2:31 PM on July 13, 2001


The instincts of the mother are strong across species, indeed. Go mama duck.

Btw, this story pretty much kills the credability of whoever-it-was's argument in whichever-thread-it-was about animals losing children and not really caring much about it, doesn't it?
posted by Dreama at 2:31 PM on July 13, 2001


How did all 8 ducklings fall down the grate?
I have a picture in my head of the mother walking over it, and the ducklings, all in a line behind her, come walking along, and suddenly *plop* (7 left) *plop* (6 left) *plop* (5 left) *plop* (4) *plop* (3) *plop* (2) *plop* (1) *plop* (0)!
posted by sonofsamiam at 2:33 PM on July 13, 2001


*grin* I wondered that myself, sonofsamiam.
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:42 PM on July 13, 2001


I'm not a sentimental person, but this was cute.
posted by revbrian at 2:46 PM on July 13, 2001


pinwiz, thanks for the link. You deserve a group hug for posting something positive and heartwarming after all the negative junk I've seen this week on MeFi.
posted by msacheson at 2:49 PM on July 13, 2001


When I was young, my family raised ducks, chickens, geese, and rabbits for food (we were po'). One weekend, early in the season (when all the birds were still young), we went camping. When we returned, we discovered Mocha -- our 150 pound Newfoundland/Wolf mix bitch sitting in the middle of our back yard, fighting with one of the neighborhood dogs.

On closer inspection, we saw that she was sitting on a bunch of little chicks, defending them from being eaten.

Apparently, one of us kids had left the door to the chicken run ajar, and the little guys had escaped. Pretty bad news in a neighborhood full of bloodthirsty hunting dogs.

Anyway, I just bring this up to underscore the ability of an animal to be compassionate.
posted by silusGROK at 2:53 PM on July 13, 2001


Mother and offspring then departed for a nearby pond.

What, no quacking?
posted by rschram at 2:56 PM on July 13, 2001


Quack quack quack quack.

There you go.
posted by DyRE at 3:20 PM on July 13, 2001


Ducks don't quack all that much unless they're in a large group. Most ducks just grunt to themselves as they mosey around eating worms.
posted by silusGROK at 3:25 PM on July 13, 2001


Is anyone else wondering how the duck knew to go to a policeman? Or is that just a coincidence?
posted by fidelity at 3:33 PM on July 13, 2001


I pity tha foo' who comes up with a way to crap on this thread.

I fucking hate ducks.









:-)
posted by jpoulos at 3:35 PM on July 13, 2001


I like ducks, jpoulos. They are very tasty.
posted by Spanktacular at 3:43 PM on July 13, 2001


Lame and perfunctory attempt, jpoulous. you *ahr* the weakestlink!

Spanktacular's gambit was considerably more skillful.
posted by Sapphireblue at 3:46 PM on July 13, 2001


Mmm... they are... I really like them grilled, and served with a chocolate and cinnamon sauce. Mmm... if you're in New York City there's a little French bistro in the East Village called Casimir. They do a mean duck.
posted by silusGROK at 3:52 PM on July 13, 2001


mmmm turducken.... turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken.....
posted by jbelshaw at 4:10 PM on July 13, 2001


I don't like mean ducks, they aren't as tender.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 4:15 PM on July 13, 2001


CuJo wins.
posted by frykitty at 4:22 PM on July 13, 2001


I like ducks, jpoulos. They are very tasty.

There was a large park built in Omaha's downtown in the '80s (Central Park Mall). The city's park division stocked the large pond with ducks.

They all disappeared. The park division brought some more ducks in. They too disappeared.

Turns out some members of the homeless community were having duck dinners pretty regularly. The city stopped importing the ducks after a while.

I know if I were living on the streets, I would certainly eat those ducks.
posted by bilco at 4:50 PM on July 13, 2001


Funny how none of those ducks went to the police when they noticed their friends rapidly disappearing.

I guess Canadian ducks must just be smarter than their American counterparts.
posted by drywall at 4:58 PM on July 13, 2001


Spanktacular's gambit was considerably more skillful.

I felt that "I like ducks...for dinner" was far too obvious...hackneyed, even. While my statement wasn't exactly original, I found a certain beauty in its simplicity.
posted by jpoulos at 5:07 PM on July 13, 2001


Duckies!! The next best thing to kitties on MeFi!!
posted by briank at 5:40 PM on July 13, 2001


Of course, in America we would arrest the mother for child neglect. How careless of her that this could have happened. Probably talking on her cellphone instead of watching her little quakers.
posted by john at 6:02 PM on July 13, 2001


Ping! I love that duck!
posted by maudlin at 6:03 PM on July 13, 2001


Superbad Ducks!
posted by Zettai at 6:08 PM on July 13, 2001


1&1/2 C. flour.
1t. salt.
1&3/4 t. baking powder
1 or 2 beaten eggs.
2-3 T. melted butter.
1&1/4 Cup milk.

pancakes. no duck.
posted by clavdivs at 6:09 PM on July 13, 2001


or,"hey you, ya you, get over here, look,look down there alright, no , down there. ya real cute, thats right get the grate up.your not going to call the wild life authorities are you...good because they just, ya know, take off, but that F150 back there about redefined trajedyiknowyouunderstandnowGET THEM OUT" oh thank you officer, here take this fishing pass, i cant give you money, all i have is small bills---whack-whack-whack
posted by clavdivs at 6:15 PM on July 13, 2001


Slightly off topic -

People, please be a bit more descriptive of the actual contents of the link as you throw out a thread. It's a pet peeve of mine, the point of the introductory post is to introduce the thread, not editorialize. That's what all of the inside posts are for. From here on out - no clues, no click through. I know you're all concerned and will change your behaviors accordingly . . .

I now return you to your regularly scheduled cuteness.
posted by BoyWithFez at 6:19 PM on July 13, 2001


jpoulos, while you may have just taken a stab at me "was far too obvious...hackneyed, even. " or my statements, rather, I really enjoyed yours. It made me laugh out loud in my training class today. And truthfully, I was only playing off yours.
posted by Spanktacular at 7:15 PM on July 13, 2001


oh dear I'm going to hell for this, but here goes: Duck Pancakes
posted by tj at 9:44 PM on July 13, 2001


john: I'm not sure young quakers normally follow ducks. Of course, they could if they wanted to.
posted by davehat at 10:24 PM on July 13, 2001


this story pretty much kills the credability of whoever-it-was's argument in whichever-thread-it-was about animals losing children and not really caring much about it, doesn't it?

yeah, right. and this makes them (me) absolutely right too.

oh no! complicated world!
posted by andrew cooke at 3:17 AM on July 14, 2001


i see your point mr.cooke,perhaps i was wrong(shut-up you sot of cource you were wrong)
posted by clavdivs at 6:19 AM on July 14, 2001


> How did all 8 ducklings fall down the grate?

She tried to drown them -- posthatching depression -- and only then realized that drowning is the wrong way to get rid of eight ducklings in the city.

Ducks aren't smart.
posted by pracowity at 5:47 AM on July 15, 2001


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