Ducks Amuck

           Spring in Beacon Hill Park brings out families.

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For ducklings it’s an a-mazing world…

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But one drippy Victoria day, I found that worlds can collide.

I walked out my door, onto Cook Street, and found a duck dynasty.  Mama and her seven ducklings.  Ducks in, but out of water.  

 

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Wing-man.

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Ducks amuck?  On the lam?

Whatever they were–they were high-tailing it.

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I followed them for awhile, or

were they following me?

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Until mama spotted something familiar in the neighborhood.

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And with great intent, she marched her brood towards the house.

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Were they expected for…dinner?

(Don’t go there!)

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They settled in. 

I moved on. 

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Later, I worried.  How did they cross Cook St. –  to get back to Beacon Hill?

I knew that if anything untoward had happened on their journey back, Victoria’s local paper would cover it.

As they have other duck travails.

So I googled “ducks on Cook” to see what, if anything, came up.

And gulped a bit when this appeared:

              DEEP FRIED DUCK AND SPINACH – LITTLE THAI PLACE, VICTORIA

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But no bad duck news is good duck news.

 And I was heartened a few days later, to see mama and her lucky seven back in Beacon Hill.

    

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A sunny end to a rainy day tale.


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