We were sitting out in the yard me, my kids, my middle daugthers friend and hubby (you know, the guy who doesn't like the ducks ). I was telling them how my drake is turning out to be the sweetest one, the hubby was talking about how beautiful he is (he's a Cayuga). He comes closest to me, follows me around, etc. Well, the kids were pulling up grass and weeds and feeding the ducks who were taking them with no problem. I was feeding my drake and he came close, I gave him a little pet and he just sort of scooted his tush out of my reach but didn't run. I reached a littler further to pet and he was fine, didn't move and let me pet him, was hanging around my feet. I was thrilled. Anyway, the ducks grew tired of eating from the kids' hands so I told them to just put dump whatever they had left in the water bowl and if they wanted it they would get it. All of a sudden, my drake ran over and tried to bite my daughter's friend! I grabbed a small twig and thumped him on his behind and yelled at him and he went running. We though maybe the boy had grass on his arm or something that the duck was going after. We're back to sitting and just talking, my 13 year old and my 6 year old and her friend are on the ground and we're on rocks next to the pond. The ducks come back over and are just eating and hanging out and my daughter pulls up some grass and puts her hand out with it and the drake GOES AFTER HER!! Got her right under her eye! I sent my son off to get the camera so I can put the drake on craigs list. I'm not very fond of duck meat and certainly don't love it enough to go through butchering it. He's almost 10 weeks so too early for the table anyway, no? I just can't understand what brought this on? I haven't had a problem with him, even putting them up last night, he was eating peas out of my hand. He's got my runner girls afraid of him, he takes grass right out of their mouth and you can tell they want to walk over to us but he's giving them the stink eye and they stay behind him.