I love my little flock. They are not the most proper Khakis around but when you look at them you know what breed they are. Mikey the drake watches over Betsy and Sarah. Sometimes he leads and sometimes he follows, all the while following looking like a little kid who has been left out of the game. Sometimes he floats in the tub pretending to be looking for bad guys but really hoping the girls will join him for a little eh-hem. (he thinks that water is the only acceptable place for eh-hem) Mikey has decided the it is his duty to protect his girls. He comes at the perceived danger with his head low, neck stretched out and his wings lifted. Probably a good and proper thing for a drake to do (besides eh-hem) Perhaps it is because I didn't cuddle the ducks when they were babies that they are not tame, I didn't know any better. I'm trying to tame them now. Well Mikey, bad evil Mikey, does his guard duck act whenever I turn and walk away. I turn around and he runs back to his girls and runs his bill. Sometimes I corner him and carry him until I get to the gate then put him down so he won't chase me, but I have no idea what to do to cure the problem. He's getting closer and closer to nipping my heals and I don't want a biting duck in case I get visitors. Should I worry about it and how can I cure him? Since I have your attention, how do I get them all to be tame and cuddly like people talk about on the list?