If Donald gets close enough, I'll pick him up and pet him and that works for awhile but now he chases me to my car or to the front porch before I can block him out, he'll try to grab my fingers.
Sometimes, we play but he's getting out of hand.
@lbunkie Next time you go out to care for your ducks take along the broom and if your drake comes at you put the broom between you and him, and keep doing it if he persists, You can even use the broom to literally sweep him away from you. you are trying to get a point across you are not going to put up with his behavior. My drake would even leap through the air and land on my back I would lay him out on his belly and not let him up till he stopped fighting similar to what another drake would do to show dominance. Yes hormones are rampant but they need to learn we do not appreciate their advances nor will we tolerate them, My drake is now going on 5 yrs old and a very sweet boy, only every once in a while do I have to remind him I am not one of his girls, I am his leader.