Why Did Mom Duck and Her Seven Ducklings Dare Cross the Road?

Because it was there?

No! Because that’s what ducks do!

Today she has seven cute ducklings

Tomorrow maybe five

The next day a lucky three

And the day after that?

Maybe one lonely duckling with momma by her side!

Why you ask?

People too clueless and crass who don’t have the time or inclination to stop and let the duck parade pass! Wild dogs, ravenous frogs, and a hungry eel fish in the pond behind my building waiting for a duckling feast!

And you see:

Mom duck never looks East

She never, ever looks West

She just aimlessly waddles ahead

‘Cause poor momma duck does not always know what’s best!

How sad!

How dare you post this on Sunday of all days!

And I am very upset by your use of the politically incorrect word for those poor ducklings: CRUNCH!

Just trying to raise some much needed … Duck Awareness!

Moises Ramos did say:

Sad, but true, may they quack their way into the afterlife in peace, Amen!

By Halbarbera

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  1. I love this, Dad! We have a lot of ducks in our neighborhood too. Two weeks ago, a mother duck had seventeen ducklings. The next day there were eight, then six, then four, then two. We were so happy that two had survived, then we noticed one little duckling running after the mother duck yesterday afternoon.

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    1. Part of nature’s plan:

      The egg laying season runs from mid-March until early July. Typically, ducks lay around around 12 eggs per clutch. The female will lay one to two eggs a day until the clutch is complete. Nature has planned for this attrition and this is why the mother Duck begins with so many babies. Young ducklings can feed themselves as soon as they reach water, but must learn what is edible. They depend on their mother for warmth for a few days.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog on a post. Regarding your ducklings. I ride my bike along the Chicago Lakefront where there are many ducks. Lake Shore Drive runs parallel to the water. I once saw a string of ducks waddling across the drive and, much to my surprise, the cars stopped to let them pass. Sadly, I didn’t have the presence of mind to whip out my phone and shoot a video. So, the exception proves your rule.

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